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Seasoned Brown Rice Pilaf

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.


10 servings

Updated: Dec. 29, 2022
For those of us who are white rice lovers at heart, this recipe makes brown rice taste great! Everyone takes seconds; it is that good. It is so easy to prepare. To convert for vegetarians, just substitute veggie broth for the beef broth. Any leftovers are delicious the next day. —Amy Berry, Poland, Maine
Seasoned Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add rice and onion; saute until rice is lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Add broth; stir in the next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 35 minutes. Add orzo. Cook, covered, until orzo is tender, 10-15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 190 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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