Wild Rice Pilaf

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Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Wild Rice Pilaf

Veggie Wild Rice Pilaf is an easy side dish that makes a tasty alternative to boring steamed rice or roasted potatoes.

Veggie Wild Rice Pilaf recipe

Side dishes are usually the afterthought. If you are planning a traditional meal that includes the basics of meat, vegetable and starch, the meat dish is usually the star and gets most of the attention. Many times the side dishes just end up being plain steamed rice or roasted potatoes.

This is an easy way to make rice a lot more interesting. You can add whatever vegetables you have that need to be used up. I used broccoli and bell pepper because that is what was in my fridge that needed to be utilized.

Asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, carrots are just a few other options that can be used in place of the broccoli and bell pepper, if that is what is in your refrigerator.

This fluffy rice with vegetables is a healthy side dish that’s gluten free and vegan – what can be better!

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Before we get to today’s dish, let’s look at some other interesting ways to make rice more interesting you might want to add to your repertoire.

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Wild Rice Pilaf with Vegetables is so colorful and inviting. No one will be able to resist.

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Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild Rice Pilaf is an easy side dish to go with any meal. #glutenfree #vegan #vegetarian
Total Time1 hr
Course: Rice
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 8
Calories: 249.05kcal


  • ¾ cup wild rice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 1 stalk chopped broccoli both stem and florets
  • 1 ½ cups rice
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds


  • In a large pot of boiling water add wild rice and boil for 30 minutes.
  • In a large pot, heat oil.
  • Add garlic, bell pepper and broccoli. Saute for a few minutes until vegetables are softened.
  • Add 2 ½ cups water and bring to a boil.
  • Add rice, wild rice and salt.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer until rice is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  • Add pomegranate seeds and adjust salt as needed.
  • Fluff with a fork.


Calories: 249.05kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.26g | Protein: 6.85g | Fat: 2.35g | Saturated Fat: 0.24g | Sodium: 228.33mg | Fiber: 2.38g | Sugar: 1.58g
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Chef Mireille is a NYC based freelance chef instructor and food photographer. Due to her very diverse family background, she was able to travel and learn about global cultures and flavors from a young age. Her passion for culture, cooking, history and education had made her an expert on developing traditional globally inspired recipes & delicious fusion cuisine.
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