Quick Brown Rice and Mushroom Pilaf

Try this tasty Quick Brown Rice and Mushroom Pilaf, made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice. It’s a perfect side or main course at lunch or dinner!

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Quick Brown Rice and Mushroom Pilaf

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • This simple and delicious rice pilaf features nutty, whole-grain flavor and a perfect mix of textures, from chewy and fluffy brown rice, to creamy mushrooms and crunchy walnuts.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

    Step 2

  • Add mushrooms to saucepan. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally.

    Step 3

  • Add broth; stir and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and cover.

    Step 4

  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 5

  • Add walnuts and parsley and stir to combine.

Perfect Pilaf

Rice pilaf is always a great option when you’re in the mood for something warm, full of flavor and that will fill you up. While some rice pilaf recipes require a bit of time and involve some intricate steps to make, we have a recipe that’s delicious, satisfying and incredibly simple. Enjoy it as a side dish or as a main dish with some added protein.

This Quick Brown Rice and Mushroom Pilaf — made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice, mushrooms, onion, celery, chicken broth and walnuts — is perfect for lunch or dinner and is ready in just 30 minutes, with just 5 simple steps! Don’t let mealtime add stress to your day ever again with this and many other of our other delicious, quick and easy Minute® Rice recipes.

Protein Power

Pack on the protein by adding grilled chicken, beans or tofu to this dish. Or make it a vegetarian dish by using vegetable broth or water seasoned with your favorite spices instead of chicken broth. If you’re a fan of cheese, try adding grated Parmesan for a melty, risotto-like texture and an extra bit of flavor. Out of brown rice? Try this recipe with Minute® Instant White Rice for an equally delicious dish.

For more meals made with plant-based proteins, such as beans, visit our recipe section. To start, try our simple Red Beans and Rice recipe.

If you are looking for an easy weeknight meal, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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