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Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf Recipe – Here is a brown rice pilaf recipe that we think everyone will enjoy. We don’t really specialize in Pilaf Recipes here at Potato Patch Recipes, but when we find a outstanding recipe we go with it.

Vegetarian Recipes are becoming more and more popular as people move towards a more health centered lifestyle.

This rice pilaf recipe certainly will qualify as a healthy dish.

How To Make Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf


  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tender celery stalks, leaves included, quartered lengthwise, and diced
  • 2 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1 fresh green chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 scallions, green part included, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked brown basmati rice
  • 3/4 cup cooked split red lentils
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 5 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh celery leaves to garnish

Cooking Directions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a deep skillet with a lid over medium heat. Add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add the celery, carrots, chile, scallions, and almonds. Stir fry for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are al dente but still brightly colored. Transfer to a bowl and set aside until needed.
  • Add the remaining oil to the skillet. Stir in the rice and lentils. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, stirring, for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through. Reduce the heat. Stir in the stock and orange juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Return the vegetables to the skillet. Toss with the rice for a few minutes until heated through. Transfer to a warmed dish, garnish with celery leaves, and serve.
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