No Fail Simple Wild Rice Pilaf

A simple and easy side dish that bakes the rice so it comes out foolproof every time!

Every cook needs a basic rice recipe in their rotation.

But if you are anything like me there are 2 things I cannot make.  The first is hard boiled eggs.  No matter how hard I try they never peel.  And the second is rice on the stove.  It’s get mushy every single time.

Those days are over since I learned to bake my rice.  It was a GAME CHANGER!

Guys, this rice pilaf recipe is really is as simple as cooking gets.  The pilaf you buy in the store is just jam packed with sodium.  It’s probably worse than the canned soups are.   Plus they just smell bad as they’re cooking too.

This rice comes out fluffy, it’s full of flavor and an awesomely EASY side dish!

I’ve only used vegetable broth with this recipe.  It gives the rice a lot of flavor.  You can certainly use chicken broth.  You can make your own if you have the time with this recipe.  Or just plain water if you are watching your sodium intake.

Any way you bake it this rice comes out perfect every time!


No Fail Simple Wild Rice Pilaf

Easy baked rice pilaf - failproof every time
  • Author: Debi


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Organic Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Carrots, finely diced
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves Organic Garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Wild Rice
  • 3 Cups Organic Stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil over low/medium heat. Add the butter and when melted add the carrots, celery and onion to the pan. Season with a little salt and cook over med heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and rice to the pan and continue cooking, stirring often, for another few minutes
  3. Pour the rice into a 2 qt casserole dish or baking dish
  4. Add the stock and cover with foil
  5. Bake for 60 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven and fluff the rice with a fork and cover with a clean kitchen towel so the rice can continue to steam for 5 min
  7. Serve warm

Recipe Source:
I used all organic ingredients when making this recipe and hope you do too! 

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