Easy Rice Pilaf recipe with herbs- butter-garlic & vegetables

By  Moumita Paul

About this rice pilaf

This rice pilaf is a continental rice recipe prepared by tossing rice in butter, garlic & herbs with assorted veggies, easy to make at home by following simple steps.

For making rice 3 cups long grain rice/ Basmati rice 7 cups water 1 tsp oil 1/2 tsp salt.

Ingredients of rice pilaf

Vegetables used 1/4 cup red bell pepper 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper 1/4 cup green bell pepper 1/4 cup carrot 1/2 tsp chopped garlic


Herbs required 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp basil 1/2 tsp parsley Other ingredients 1/2 tsp pepper  Salt(as required)


Rinse the rice, soak it in water, drain well & cook it in boiling water along with oil & salt, cook it until 80% done, drain the starch, spread it in a plate. 

Praparing rice

Making rice pilaf

Frying veggies 

Heat a pan/wok on medium heat, add butter, fry chopped veggies for few mins, add salt & pepper to spice it up, add chopped garlic & fry until aroma comes from the roasted garlic.  

Fry the rice in herbs

Add the rice in pan, toss it or gently stir it well, add the herbs one by one, gently mix well, fry the rice until combined flavour of butter-garlic & herbs comes from it.

Rice pilaf is ready

Butter-garlic-herbed flavour vegetable rice pialf is ready. Turn off the heat. Enjoy this continental restaurant style rice pilaf at home.

Serve this rice pilaf with

Best to serve this rice pilaf with any continental side dishes which contains gravy as I served this dish with my chicken in mushroom sauce gravy.

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