Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

My husband loves this rice pilaf. Everytime I make rice he requests it. Hopefull you'll like it too! It takes a little extra preparation than a rice mix, but I think it's well worth it. You can also use wild rice, instead of white rice, but you'll need to add more liquid and it will take longer to cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small frying pan over medium heat, sautee the onion and garlic until onion is translucent. The garlic will cause the onion to scorch a bit, don't worry, it gives it flavor.
  2. Add the rice, sauted onion and garlic, almonds, mushrooms, and chicken broth to a 4 cup capacity or larger rice cooker.
  3. Stir briefly to distribute ingredients.
  4. Set to cook. When done, let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir and enjoy!
  6. Depending on your rice cooker, the bottom may get brown. I like it, it gives it some extra zip!
Most Helpful

I've made this at least 5 times now.. what a great easy go to recipe.. with a great taste!! I would have never have thought I could cook rice pilaf in the rice cooker.. but this recipe proves that its most possible. Only thing I changed on the last couple of times is that I added more garlic (we love garlic in this house) .. you cannot go wrong with this recipe!!

MIDWESTGUY June 26, 2010

This worked great for us. Only change I made was sub'd chopped red bell peppers for the almonds. After the onion & garlic was done cooking, I stirred in the other vegys & turned off the burner till I was ready to mix into the rice cooker. The mushrooms & peppers were the right consistency for us. You're right the bottom does get brown, if you don't like it crusty you may want to stir 1-2 times during cooking. Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 March 30, 2010

What a great recipe! Went well with the Hawaiian meatball recipe I found on Zaar :) Would make again for sure. I love findings ways to add veggies in to other parts of the meal! Next time I would probably add even more onion, a chicken bouillon cube, a saute the mushrooms (canned) with the onions & garlic.

FoodLover360 February 26, 2010