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Three-Rice Pilaf

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


  • 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


  • In a large saucepan, saute brown rice, carrots, onion and mushrooms in oil for 10 minutes or until rice is golden.
  • Add wild rice, broth, thyme, and rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Stir in long grain rice; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and wild rice is tender.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 190 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • annrms
    Jul 21, 2020

    I also used the "Royal Blend". I didn't have a carrot, but I used everything else. It went especially well with TOH's recipe for Chicken with Florentine Sauce. Will make again!

  • sgronholz
    Apr 13, 2020

    What an amazing recipe! I didn't have dried apricots, so I substituted dried cherries which were delicious. A new favorite and something I'll definitely be making again!

  • amethystra
    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
    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
    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
    Jul 19, 2009

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

  • ddishnow
    Feb 3, 2008

    I just made this today & we loved it.

  • zmaus
    Apr 15, 2006

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