Crockpot Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf
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Ratings (9)
  • Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 Crockpot (10 to 12 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
121 Calories
1g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Crockpot (10 to 12 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This fabulously easy recipe for crockpot rice pilaf is a great way to cook rice for a family meal, or for company. A pilaf is different from plain cooked rice because it contains more ingredients, usually onion, garlic, or other vegetables.

It can be tricky to cook grains in the slow cooker. Some grains, such as white rice, can easily overcook and become gummy in the slow cooker's moist heat and long cooking time. But whole grains, such as barley, brown rice, and wild rice, cook well in this appliance.

Long grain brown rice is the best choice for this recipe. Medium grain and short grain brown rice will become too sticky when cooked this way. You could use brown basmati rice if you'd like; those tender grains smell like popcorn while they cook.

Serve this simple and easy slow cooker pilaf with meatloaf, with grilled or roasted steak, or with a roasted chicken for a delicious dinner. 

Ingredients

  • 2 (14 oz.) cans ready to serve chicken broth with roasted garlic
  • 1-2/3 cups water
  • 3 cups long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup onion (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine broth and water in a 4 cup glass measuring cup and microwave on high until very hot, about 5 minutes. You can also heat the broth and water mixture in a saucepan on the stovetop. Don't let the mixture boil.

  2. Spray a 3-1/2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray to reduce sticking.

  3. Combine rice, onion, and pepper in slow cooker and mix to combine.

  4. Pour hot broth mixture over and cover crockpot.

  5. Cook on high for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until rice is tender. Stir and serve.