Go-To Rice Pilaf

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by smellyvegetarian

I have been making this for several years and I don't know why it hasn't occurred to me to post it here! It is a very quick and simple rice pilaf with great flavor, and you will feel good knowing it didn't come from a box. It is also a great way to use up leftover cooked rice (if such a thing exists). If your family likes rice dishes I might advise doubling the recipe; we tend to get pretty competitive over it LOL. The original recipe is from The Best Kept Secrets of Low Fat Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, but I have made a few minor tweaks to suit our preferences. Prep time does not include time to cook rice.

Top Review by mersaydees

This is so yummy! This is now MY Go-To recipe for Rice Pilaf! Made as directed with regular unsalted butter and Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Love all the veggies in it. Thanks, smellyvegetarian! Made for Veggie/NA*ME tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place Smart Balance in a large skillet and melt over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli, corn, red pepper, mushrooms, and green onions. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the rice, soy sauce, water, salt, and optional garlic powder to the skillet and cook uncovered just long enough to heat through. Add more water or some broth if the mixture seems too dry.
  4. FYI--the original recipe calls for 2 T vegetable or chicken broth instead of the soy sauce/water combo, but I rarely have a spare 2 T broth laying around so I started using Bragg's instead. Feel free to experiment!

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