Wild Rice Pilaf

This healthy rice pilaf combines wild rice with brown rice for a nutty, delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with roasted salmon, chicken or pork. Bonus: Nutrient-rich wild rice has a higher protein content than many other whole grains.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
5 servings


  • 2 ⅓ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup wild rice, rinsed

  • 2 scallions (white parts only), thinly sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • cup brown rice


  1. Combine broth, wild rice, scallion whites, and pepper in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in brown rice; return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 30 to 35 minutes more. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
1g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 2/3 cup
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 13%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Vitamin A 62IU 1%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 55mg 13%
Potassium 248mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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