Brown Rice With Onions, Garlic, and Pecans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful rice dish, rich with flavor and textures. One of my favorite side dishes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using chicken broth [or water for Vegetarian], cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. About 15 minutes before the rice is ready, melt the butter in a skillet over medium low heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and saute', stirring often, until the onion is very soft and begins to color, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the minced garlic and the pecan meats; saute' over medium heat, stirring, until the nuts and onions are golden and the garlic is tender.
  5. After done cooking, let the rice stand, covered, for 5 minutes; spoon rice into a bowl, spoon the onions and pecans on top, and fluff with a fork or a chopstick.
  6. Garnish with the green onions.
  7. Makes 4 servings.
  8. This is also good with other types of nut, such as pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts, and also made with a mixture of white and wild rice; sliced mushrooms are also a good addition.


Most Helpful

Oooh, this was a yummy delicious rice dish. I used long grain brown rice which tasted great with the onion, garlic and pecan. So much better than just plain boring rice. I did like one of the other reviewers and took the left-overs to work the next day for lunch. Very filling. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

TamaraJo77 March 17, 2003

Excellent rice side dish! I used Uncle Ben's whole grain brown rice (parboiled) and all chicken broth with walnuts. Very nice oniony, nutty flavour, with a hint of garlic. Rather than use as a side dish, on it's own, I stuffed tomatoes with it, then baked the tomatoes. they were all that was needed to go with our grilled chicken. Thanks for sharing a goodie!!

Derf August 29, 2002

Very rice, smooth-tasting recipe. I used short grain brown rice, and a mix of water and broth (1 cup of each). This made a great side dish, but I also brought this to work with some fruit for a couple days and made a nice lunch out of it.

ChrisMc June 20, 2002

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