Asian Rice Pilaf

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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
Asian Rice Pilaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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