Polynesian Inspired Vegetarian Pilau

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

This can be served as either a main course or a side dish. Add more hot pepper sauce if you like it spicy. Note: Prep. Time includes cooking the rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan, saute peanuts in 1 Tbl. butter until toasty. Take out the peanuts and set them aside.
  2. To the butter in the pan add the grated ginger, the onion, along with another 1 Tbl. butter.Cook until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the remaining butter, the chopped celery, carrot, and the diced green pepper. Cook until slightly tender.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the rice. Bring just to a boil and then take off the heat.
  5. Stir in the cooked rice. Sprinkle toasted peanuts on top.
Most Helpful

Have had some really cool and chilly weather here in Saskatchewan in July - making this dish a great addition to the evening meal a few weeks back. Used Susan Lee's Perfect Brown Rice which makes for perfect brown rice each and every time. Other than not having green peas on hand I made as posted - loved this combination of ingredients used in this Pilau.(we are very fond of brown rice making this a real find) A keeper for sure!

Gerry August 03, 2009