15 Minute Savory Rice Pilaf

This recipe for 15 Minute Savory Rice Pilaf transforms premium white rice, mushrooms, peas and onions into a deliciously satisfying side or main.

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15 Minute Savory Rice Pilaf

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


  • 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

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

    Step 3

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

    Recipe Tip

    To add more whole grains to the dish, swap in brown rice for white. In Step 3, simmer for 10 minutes before covering and removing from heat. Be sure to let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Seasoned Side

Make this savory rice pilaf if you want to add a jolt of flavor to your next meal! A satisfying combination of buttery, sautéed onions, hearty mushrooms, peas and premium rice cooked in savory broth, this side dish is good enough to eat on its own. Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s also the perfect thing to whip up when you’re short on time and ready to eat!

If you eat a vegetarian diet, simply swap the chicken/beef broth for vegetable broth, and enjoy this meat-free dish. 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. For meal prep, simply divide it into 4 containers and top it with additional roasted veggies and cooked chicken breasts. Voilà! A quick and easy chicken and rice dish you can enjoy all week long.

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. They’re a perfect start to your day or can be enjoyed as an energizing snack. For dinner, our Cajun-inspired Red Beans and Rice, Microwave Egg Fried Rice, and Mexican Rice Recipe are all simple options that satisfy.

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