15 Minute Savory Rice Pilaf

This Savory Rice Pilaf is ready in just 15 minutes using extra fluffy premium white rice, mushrooms, peas and onion sautéed to perfection in butter and cooked in broth.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 can (6 oz) sliced mushrooms, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups Minute® Premium Rice or Minute® White Rice


  • Jazz up your table in just minutes with this 15 Minute Savory Rice Pilaf. Made with onions, mushrooms, peas and fluffy Minute® Instant Premium White Rice, it’s an easy side that’s packed with flavor. Add your favorite herbs to give it a personal touch!

    Step 1

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté onions for 3-5 minutes, or until tender.

    Step 2

  • Add broth, mushrooms and peas; Stir. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in white rice and cover. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

    Recipe Tips
    To add more whole grains to the dish, swap in brown rice for the white. Simply prepare as noted above, when stirring in the uncooked brown rice, simmer for 10 minutes before covering and removing from heat. Be sure to let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Season as desired with your favorite chopped fresh herbs.

Seasoned Side

This savory rice pilaf recipe is a great way to add a bit of flavor to your next meal with rice that has been seasoned to perfection in onions sautéed in butter, hearty mushrooms and peas all simmered in a savory broth. Not to mention, it’s a perfect side dish that’s ready in just 15 minutes.

As this recipe is meat free, if you eat a vegetarian diet, simply swap the chicken/beef broth for a vegetable broth such as celery. You can also easily turn this side dish into a main meal by mixing in cooked chicken, lentils or quinoa.

Meal Prep Idea

Turn your quick meal into a meal prep opportunity. This rice recipe serves 4, so you can easily separate it into 4 containers and top it with any additional roasted veggies and 2 cooked chicken breasts cut in half for 4 different servings – the result? A quick and easy chicken and rice dish that won’t disappoint.

If you’re looking to plan out your day with meal prep options, we suggest you use our Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa to prepare these Quinoa and Sausage Breakfast Muffins to take with you on the go and enjoy this Rice and Red Beans Recipe for dinner. Egg Fried Rice Recipes are also a great option if you are looking for something simple. If you’re in the mood for something more Latin American, take a look at the best Mexican rice recipe this side of the border.

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