Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Serve up an easy side dish tonight with this Simple Brown Rice Pilaf. Based on whole grain and packed with flavor, it's a great supporting actor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword rice pilaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 310 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice short or long grain
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet with a lid, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the rice and onion.
  2. Saute until the rice the becomes opaque and the onion starts to become translucent.
  3. Add the chicken broth and parsley and bring to a slight boil. Cover and reduce the heat. Cook for 40 minutes, covered, until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 644mg28%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 12.9mg16%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.