Brown-Rice Pilaf


1 cup Brown Rice – [ short grain ]

1 tsp Olive Oil

1 Red Onion – [ a.k.a. purple onion ]

2 cups Chicken Stock

Kosher Salt – [ to taste ]

Black Pepper – [ to taste ]

1 cup Frozen Peas – [ optional ]

½ cup diced carrots – [ optional ]

Scallions, Parsley or other Greens for Garnish


1. Soak rice in a large bowl. Stir the rice slowly and remove any foreign particles

2. Chop onion (and carrot if desired) into desired size…julienne, diced or minced

3. Bring a large saucepan to temperature over medium heat.  Add olive oil and the onion (and carrots if desired) and sauté until onion is translucent

4. Add the chicken stock and stir to loosen any onion stuck on the bottom of the pan

5. Drain the rice and add it to the saucepan

6. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to simmer

7. Add the frozen peas (if desired)

8. Simmer for 30-45 minutes while stirring frequently

9. Remove from heat and allow to sit, covered, for roughly 10 minutes

10. Fluff rice with forks while working in the salt and pepper

11. Garnish with scallions, parsley, or other desired greens