Microwave Rice Pilaf

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
This speedy side dish complements almost any main dish. It's just the right amount for my husband and me, but also easy to double for a larger group. —Norma Jean Koelmel, Shattuc, Illinois
Microwave Rice Pilaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup each chopped onion, celery and green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules


  1. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the onion, celery, green pepper and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook on high for 7-10 minutes or until rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 145 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 960mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.