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Brown rice pilaf

Recipe Information

Servings 8
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Total Time 55 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Brown Rice
Category Rice & Grains
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Boiling
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; Vegetarian; Vegan


  • 1 1/8 cups dark brown rice, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups water 

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, grated

  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil 

  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts, chopped

  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped



  • Boil rice, water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and turmeric in a medium pot. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Transfer to a large bowl and keep warm.

  • Combine the orange zest and juice, oil, and remaining salt in a small bowl, whisking to blend. Add this mixture to the warm rice, then sprinkle in the nuts and apricots, tossing to mix. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 156 cal

  • Total fat: 5g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 221mg

  • Carbohydrate: 25g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 3g