Easy and flavorful vegetable rice pilaf made in a rice cooker

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Easy and flavorful vegetable rice pilaf made in a rice cooker
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on March 14, 2024

This vegetable rice pilaf is a simple and nutritious dish that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. It is made with a mix of vegetables, rice, and fragrant spices, all cooked together in a rice cooker for a hassle-free meal.


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a rice cooker, heat olive oil and sauté the onion, carrot, and red bell pepper until slightly softened.
  3. Add the rice, cumin, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth and mix well. Close the rice cooker and set it to cook.
  5. Once the rice cooker is done, let it sit for 10 minutes before fluffing the rice with a fork.
  6. Stir in the frozen peas and let it sit for an additional 5 minutes before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Rice cookers are a convenient way to cook rice and can also be used to make one-pot dishes like this vegetable rice pilaf.
  • This dish is customizable, so feel free to add your favorite vegetables or spices to suit your taste preferences.