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Brown Rice Pilaf

A simple and nutritious recipe for a brown rice pilaf, that goes perfectly with a leafy dal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main
Cuisine: gluten-free, Indian, nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes



  • In a large saucepan with an oven-safe handle and lid, heat canola oil. Add cumin seeds and let them sputter.
  • Add brown rice and toss until coated with oil and the rice starts to turn opaque.
  • Add water and salt, if using.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Once the rice-water mixture comes to a boil, transfer the pan to the oven. Let it cook, undisturbed, for about 50 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand another 10 minutes before serving. Fluff with a fork to separate grains.