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Asian Rice Pilaf

We love this Asian rice recipe that's loaded with veggies and a hint of gingery freshness. It's so versatile, and even the picky eaters in our family love it! —Teri Lindquist, Gurnee, IL
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen peas (about 10 ounces), thawed


  • In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute carrot, celery and onion until tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir in rice until coated.
  • Stir in water, soy sauce, sugar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Gently stir in peas. Cover and heat through.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 233 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 699mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Mike
    Jan 8, 2021

    Great recipes. I made it exactly as noted except I added 4 oz. of mushrooms.

  • lettuceleaf
    Jun 19, 2020

    This is a great recipe to serve with teriyaki chicken. I found the amount of peas to be more than needed - 1 1/2 cups would be enough. Will definitely make again!

  • Mark
    May 4, 2020

    Cracking recipe, dead easy to bash out! Wife used the last of the peas we had in so replaced with edamame beans and was perfect...

  • Carol
    Feb 22, 2020

    This so good, so easy and great for company!

  • irret1957
    Jan 6, 2019

    This is delicious! It takes very little time to put together and cook. I didn't have my meal timed right and the rice was done 45 minutes too soon. Despite that, it was perfect! Not sticky at all. I made no changes to this recipe at all. This is a new favorite recipe!

  • geipa
    Oct 17, 2018

    This is a great 5 star recipe. Made it twice and just follow the recipe. No need to change a thing. Lots of flavor and will be making this often. Also made it for a friend and she loved it also. Thanks for the recipe, definitely a keeper.