Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Rice Pilaf

Basmati rice pilaf with vegetables

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
223 Calories
3g Fat
42g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 615mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 7g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*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.)

Here's a simple quick and easy gluten-free rice pilaf with fresh parsley and almonds. This simple rice dish would make a nice gluten-free side dish perfect for a vegetarian meal, or, add some veggies and make it a main dish. This recipe is vegetarian and vegan as well as gluten-free and wheat-free.

Recipe courtesy of Ener-G Foods.


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups homemade gluten-free vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Steps to Make It

  1. Toast basmati rice in 2 teaspoons oil in a skillet or saucepan until it is golden brown. Add vegetable broth and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes. Rice should be tender and all liquid absorbed. When fully cooked, Basmati rice will have a nice texture and not be mushy.

  2. Stir in soy sauce, parsley and almonds. Cover and let rice steam over low heat until parsley is just heated through.