Lime-Peanut Rice Pilaf

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a great side dish to any Thai or Asian meal. If you use the vegetable stock this is a great vegetarian side dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pan over medium heat melt butter and add oil.
  2. Saute the onion for 8 minutes.
  3. Add rice and stir to coat.
  4. Add 1/2 cup peanuts, stock, lime juice, and lime zest.
  5. Bring to a boil and stir to make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of pot.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  7. Cool until rice is cooked and liquid absorbed, around 20 minuts.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.
  9. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  10. Transfer rice to serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining nuts.


Most Helpful

Great recipe! Made this to go with asian braised ribs made in a slow cooker. My husband and kids loved it. Used coconut oil for the oil in the recipe and would do that again - gave the rice a very faint taste of coconut. Will definitely make again.

Jersey Chef January 31, 2010

I made this with brown jasmine rice, and it was delicious! I used 1 cup of brown rice, and probably about half a cup of lime juice. I also added some garlic and ginger.

Sallyabreak February 12, 2008

Loved this. Served it with ginger lime shrimp.

M R. August 06, 2006

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