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Spiced Brown Rice Pilaf

Serve this healthy and flavor packed Spiced Brown Rice Pilaf tonight with any fish, poultry or tofu and you will feel like you have dined out!
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time10 mins
Cooking Time in oven45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, Vegan
Keyword: Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tso mustard seeds
  • 1 cup brown rice, washed and drained
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Parsley, to garnish (optional)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place coriander and mustard seeds in a medium sized oven proof sauce pan. Toast over low heat for about 5 minute or until fragrant. Use a spoon and crush coriander seeds.
  • Stir in the olive oil, rice, salt and pepper.Mix thoroughly and cook for about 5 minutes.  
  • Stir in the water and bring to simmer. Cover and transfer to preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let it rest for about 15minutes and fluff with fork and serve warm with your choice of main dish.


  • If the rice came out too wet, one quick way to fix it is to drain the rice through a colander, spread the rice out on a lined sheet pan and bake until desired consistency. (it can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Check and stir often!)