Oxmoor House
Hands-On Time
17 Mins
Total Time
57 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

This is comfort food at its finest. For a little crunch, add some toasted almonds or pine nuts. Serve with Simplest Roast Chicken Ever.


How to Make It

Step 1

Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

While rice cooks, heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and remaining ingredients. Add vegetable mixture to cooked rice; fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.

Step 3

Tip: Chop all your vegetables and herbs in the morning so when you come home from work, the recipe is a cinch to complete.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Real Family Food

Ratings & Reviews

Saltygal's Review

January 01, 2013
This was a nice accompaniment to roasted salmon and asparagus. I had a little piece of red bell pepper to use up so I added that and also some toasted almonds . I had minced the herbs but forgot to add them and it still had plenty of flavor. It was very pretty pilaf.

Very easy and good

May 26, 2015
I love brown rice. This was simple to make and you can change and add ingredients to your liking. 

Great Side Dish

January 18, 2016
Great Flavors and textures.


March 08, 2016
Brown rice can be so dull.  But not with this prep!  I used some basil infused olive oil in the saute.  Very colorful and would make an excellent side dish to prepare for guests.  Will definitely make again.