Mexican Inspired Brown Rice Pilaf

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Lalaloula

Who says that pilaf can only be made with couscous?! Why not try a different version using nutty brown rice instead of the usual grains. This recipe is healthy, satisfying and makes best use of your pantry staples. I hope youll like it as much as we do. :)

Top Review by Susie D

Very colorful on the plate and the flavors went together well! I used a rice cooker so this recipe was super easy to make too. I liked the crispy contrast of stirring in the uncooked veggies and thought the jalapeno added a nice level of spicyness. I used the cilantro option to continue with the mexican theme. Thank you for your entry & good luck! =)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place brown rice in a pot and cover with the 2 cups of broth/water. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer uncovered for 40 minutes or until liquid has evaporated and rice has softened.
  2. Meanwhile combine carrots, tomato, kidney beans and jalapenos in a big bowl. Add minced onion, garlic, oil and apple juice. Mix to combine.
  3. When rice is ready, drain off any remaining liquid and add rice to veggies. Mix well, season with salt and black pepper to taste. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.
  4. Enjoy! :).

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