Vegetable Rice Pilaf Recipe Video


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings2


 Extra virgin olive oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), divided
 Carrot2 Small, finely chopped
 Onion1 Medium, finely chopped
 Zucchini1 Small, cubed
 Bell pepper1 , cubed
 Garlic head1 , divide into cloves, unpeeled
 Long grain rice1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Cinnamon1 Pinch
 Cumin1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground coriander seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1 Pinch
 Cayenne peper To Taste
 Water3 Cup (48 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 974 Calories from Fat 349

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g14.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 57.4 mg2.4%

Total Carbohydrates 142 g47.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.9 g27.6%

Sugars 10.2 g

Protein 15 g29.2%

Vitamin A 180.2% Vitamin C 155.5%

Calcium 14.9% Iron 20.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place a deep frying pan on medium heat, pour olive oil, add onion, carrot, and garlic cloves in it. Stir and saute for 3 minutes or until lightly brown.
2. Sprinkle cayenne, oil, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, and cumin in a side of pan. Mix spices, and then stir them together.
3. Throw bell pepper and zucchini. Cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Drop rice and mix it well.
5. Pour water and bring it to boil.
6. Cover it with lid, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 5 minutes.
7. Remove pan from heat ,and let it rest covered for 10-20minutes or until liquid is fully absorbed by rice.

8. Fluff rice with fork, and serve hot with grilled chicken.