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Recipe of Brown Rice Onion Pilaf

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Brown Rice Onion Pilaf

A delicious brown rice pilaf made with caramelized onions and a hint of cinnamon.


  • 20 ml oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup brown basamati rice, washed and soaked
  • 3- 3 1/2 cups vegetables stock/ chicken stock/ plain water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

How to Make Brown Rice Onion Pilaf

  1. In a deep pan add oil and butter.
  2. Add the sliced onions and saute till translucent.
  3. Add the bay leaf, cinnamon and sugar. Saute till brown and caramelized.
  4. Add the soaked rice, salt and pepper. Saute.
  5. Add the stock.
  6. Cover and cook till done.
  7. Serving suggestion: Serve with garlic balsamic prawns.
  8. Note: Brown rice requires more water for cooking as compared to white rice.