Vegetarian Rice Pilaf

Easy cooking rice recipes – how to make vegetarian rice pilaf in 5 steps.

Easy pilaf recipe to cook a vegetarian pilaf on the stovetop with simple and tasty ingredients like white or brown rice.

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➡️ What ingredients do you need to make a stovetop rice pilaf? ❓


1) 9 tbsp of rice (white rice or brown rice)
2) salt and ground black pepper to taste (you can also season the pilaf with dehydrated vegetables)
3) 1 tbsp of sunflower oil or another type of vegetable oil with a neutral taste such as palm oil
4) fresh parsley leaves to taste, chopped (optional)

➡️ How to make a rice pilaf recipe from scratch? ❓

Vegetarian Rice Pilaf - Easy Rice Pilaf Recipe

1) place rice in a pot, then pour water just to cover the rice with about 1 finger
2) season with salt and ground pepper to taste, then pour a bit of vegetable oil
3) place the pot on the stovetop over medium-low temperature and wait for the water to start boiling, stir the rice from time to time, and add more lukewarm water in low amounts if necessary
4) when rice is soft and water very low, stop the fire, add chopped parsley leaves to taste, mix ingredients, cover the pot with a lid and wait 15 minutes until the pilaf gets fluffy from the steam accumulating in the pot
5) remove the lid, mix pilaf, and serve the dish so long it’s warm

➡️ Cooking tips for the easy rice pilaf recipe 🔎

Pilaf is one of the most popular food recipes in some parts of the world such as Asia and Africa. However, today the pilaf becomes well-known in the entire world.

Stovetop pilaf is a very easy pilaf recipe but, despite its simplicity, it’s very tasty and matches very well almost any main dish that contains fried meat.

There are many people who make confusion between pilaf and risotto.

Pilaf is made of rice boiled in water, while risotto is made of rice boiled in chicken or beef broth and includes mandatory cheese. More information about what is rice pilaf is available at the bottom of the page.

Both pilaf and risotto might contain other ingredients such as vegetables (mushroom, pea, tomato, bell pepper, zucchini, eggplant) and/or meat (most often chicken, pork, or lamb, rarely beef because it needs much more time for softening).

Vegetarian rice pilaf can be served plain or as a side dish along with roast chicken, pork steak, lamb kabobs, and many more.

Enjoy the easy rice pilaf recipe!

➡️ What is pilaf? 🔎

Those of you who don’t know exactly what is pilaf or which is the difference between pilaf and risotto are asked to read the information below.

Did You Know? Health Benefits

Pilaf, pilau, palaw, pulao or polao is a rice dish or, in some regions, a wheat dish, whose recipe usually involves cooking in stock or broth, adding spices, and other ingredients such as vegetables or meat,[1][2][note 1] and employing some technique for achieving cooked grains that do not adhere.[3][note 2][4][note 3]

At the time of the Abbasid Caliphate, such methods of cooking rice at first spread through a vast territory from India to Spain, and eventually to a wider world. The Spanish paella,[5][note 4] and the South Asian pilau or pulao,[6][note 5] and biryani,[7][note 6] evolved from such dishes.

Pilaf and similar dishes are common to Balkan, Caribbean, South Caucasian, Central Asian, East African, Eastern European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and South Asian cuisines.

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➡️ Health benefits of rice ⚕️

Rice is one of the staple foods today in many parts of the world. It’s used for cooking lots of tasty and nourishing food recipes featuring both meat and vegetables. Beside its culinary value, rice offers many health benefits. Read below some of them.

Did You Know? Health Benefits

1. Natural Anti-Inflammatory and Gluten Free

Do you suffer from gluten sensitivities? Rice is not only scrumptious, but it’s gluten-free as well!

Did you know that the most popular gluten-free grain is rice? This is especially true for people who suffer from celiac disease. It works as a natural anti-inflammatory for our bodies, which is always a great benefit.

If you have any sensitivities to gluten, then rice can easily be added into your diet without worry. Because it is gluten-free, there won’t be inflammation in your gut. It is important to always look for ways to reduce inflammation throughout our bodies, and this is why rice is a great feature for any diet.

2. Improves Nervous System Health

Is your nervous system in need of some support? Rice is the perfect aid!

Our bodies’ nervous systems depend on the use of different B vitamins to run smoothly and function properly. Various types of B vitamins work to help produce neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitters work to help regulate the biological processes.

Rice is an amazing source of a variety of B vitamins. Because rice is so rich in B vitamins, eating it helps to improve the health of your nervous system.

3. Good Source of Energy

Feeling tired and run down? Grab a bowl of brown or white rice!

Our bodies rely on a good amount of carbohydrates to act as fuel. When carbohydrates enter our systems, our bodies work to transform those good carbohydrates into energy. But the healthy carbohydrates found in rice aren’t only good for turning into energy.

This also helps to ensure proper brain function, as the brain takes this source of energy and uses it as well. Other components found in rice such as all the minerals, vitamins, and much more all aid in increasing the metabolic activity for all of the body’s organs. In doing so, our bodies have increased energy levels.

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➡️ More pilaf recipes ➕

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