Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf

A nutritious mix of brown rice and vegetables.

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Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf
Main Ingredients Brown rice, Carrots
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 3.30-4 hour
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf

  • 1 1/2 cups Brown rice
  • 2 medium Carrots cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 10-12 French beans cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 medium Cauliflower separated into small florets
  • 6-7 Fresh button mushrooms halved (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped


  1. Soak brown rice in four to five cups of water for two hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaf, cloves, cumin seeds and cinnamon and roast for a few seconds or till a nice aroma is given out.
  3. Add drained rice and salt and roast for one to two minutes. Add four cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Add carrots, French beans, cauliflower, mushrooms and green chillies.
  4. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook till almost done. Add green peas and mix gently. Cover and cook till done. Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1340
Carbohydrates 282.9
Protein 38.7
Fat 5.3