vegetarian rice pilaf


A vegetarian rice dish that's quick, easy, full of flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipe, rice, side dish
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 294 kcal
Author Erren


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 carrot
  • teaspoons salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a handful of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock


  1. In a food processor, chop the onion, celery, and carrots together until finely chopped (but not minced).

  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped vegetables, season with the salt & pepper and cook until soft, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  3. Add the rice and stir until coated with the butter.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high.
  5. Stir in vegetable stock, bay leaf, and parsley. Raise the heat to medium-high heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, lower the heat to a low heat, cover and cook until all the stock has been absorbed by the rice and the rice is tender, about 15 to 18 minutes.

  6. Remove from the heat and let it set for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Fluff the rice and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1382mg60%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5435IU109%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.