Vegetable Brown Rice Pilaf is a fast and aromatic one-pot wonder full delicious vegetables and fluffy rice, infused with saffron. An absolute delight for those busy weekday dinners.
Weekdays start energetically and by Wednesday, everything becomes extremely tiring. This week especially has been extremely trying, with me getting the flu and taking a long time to recover from it. I needed to make something for dinner that does not take a long time to prep or prepare. And definitely not a lot of cleaning to do.
At the same time, my tongue was craving something tasty after a week of wanting only to drink hot liquids. All reasons combined, I fell back on my trusty and tried vegetable brown rice pilaf.
This is so flavorful, warm and an absolute comfort meal. You want to grab a bowl of this and catch up on the day’s events with your family or sit in front of the TV and watch a comedy. It is so satisfying.
I like using Brown Basmati rice (Royal Brown Basmati Rice, 10 Pound), which has only 177 calories for every 50grams, is very high in amino acids and essential vitamins are less processed and are high in fiber. The higher magnesium content found in Basmati can help with blood sugar control. And it retains the nutty, characteristic flavor and aroma of white basmati rice.
The vegetable brown rice pilaf can be made in the Instant Pot, regular pressure cooker or in a heavy bottomed vessel.
Try my Basil, Spinach, Garbanzo Beans Pasta Soup for another easy, healthy, one-pot, meal.