Three-Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Three-Rice Pilaf Recipe

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My family's favorite rice dish is this tempting medley of white, brown and wild rice. I prepare it as a side dish or a stuffing. In fall I add chopped dried apricots, and for the holidays I mix in dried cranberries. My guests always ask for seconds. -Ricki Bingham, Ogden, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 190 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute brown rice, carrots, onion and mushrooms in oil for 10 minutes or until rice is golden.
  2. Add wild rice, broth, thyme, and rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Stir in long grain rice; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and wild rice is tender.
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in apricots, green onions, salt and pepper. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans just before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Three-Rice Pilaf in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p27

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amethystra User ID: 1679864 10139
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"This is now my favorite side dish.. I especially like to have it on the side of a fish main course. This is already the second or third time that I've made it and plan on making it plenty more times."

CalebS User ID: 5792601 7672
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"Love, Love, Love this recipe. The Wild Rice and Mushrooms really make it. Everyone fights over the leftovers too. Highly recommend."

schweitzerca User ID: 1064748 5194
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"Instead of the three different kinds of rices called for, I used Royal Blend, which is wild, brown and Basmati. It worked well. I liked this dish but my husband was just okay with it. Tasteful and healthy."

HBcook User ID: 2966570 8971
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"Great!! I added more veggies and apricots than called for and that served as a starch-veggie side dish"

ddishnow User ID: 767042 10137
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2008

"I just made this today & we loved it."

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