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Easy Rice Pilaf with Carrots and Peas is a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with so many dishes! Great for casual weeknight dinners or for company.
Rice Pilaf with Carrots and Peas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Easy Rice Pilaf with Carrots and Peas is a staple recipe everyone should learn! It goes great with so many dishes and is so easy to make!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice pilaf, rice pilaf with vegetables
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 288 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • cup (45g) diced carrot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (220g) long grain white rice
  • 2 cups (475ml) chicken broth or broth of choice (I actually use just a hair less than 2 cups of water)
  • ¼ cup (35g) frozen peas, slightly thawed
  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add butter, onion, and carrot. Cook stirring frequently until slightly softened (about 3-5 minutes). Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in rice and cook stirring frequently until edges become slightly translucent (about 3-5 minutes).

  2. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover with a tight fitting lid. Simmer for 15 minutes without lifting the lid. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes without lifting the lid, then fluff with a fork and add the peas. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Nutrition info calculated using reduced sodium chicken broth. 
  2. STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  3. FREEZER FRIENDLY: Spread hot cooked rice in an even layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer to cool completely. After cooled scoop into freezer bags and seal well. Freeze for no longer than 2 months. Don't thaw in the refrigerator but instead reheat it straight from frozen for the best texture. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top with a couple tablespoons of water added. Cook over low heat stirring frequently to prevent burning. 
Nutrition Facts
Rice Pilaf with Carrots and Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3495IU70%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.