Rice pilaf with carrots and parsley

Rice pilaf with carrots and parsley

Steamy, fluffy and flavorsome rice. This is one of my favorite rice recipes!

Although I’m a Dutchie, and we love our potatoes, I should admit that I eat more rice than potatoes. I guess I inherited that from living in India and my Indonesian born granny. Rice is just so versatile. It really pairs with almost any dish you’ll make, just like my homemade kebab recipe.

If you are a rice lover too, you will absolutely love this easy rice pilaf recipe. It will bring your meal to a higher level thanks to the extra flavor it has to offer!

Have I already mentioned that it looks beautiful on your plate too? The orange of the carrot really catches the eye and the smell of bay leaf, vegetable stock, fried onion and steamy rice is just absolutely amazing!

By the way, you don’t need any fancy ingredients to make this rice pilaf. Majority of this ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or pantry.

Tighten your apron and enjoy!

Rice pilaf with carrots and parsley

Rice pilaf with carrots and parsley

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This rice pilaf is fluffy and flavorsome. It's so easy to make and super tasty.


  • 250 gr rice (long grain)
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 big carrot (or two small)
  • 1,5 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (optional)


  1. Finely chop the onion, and shred the carrot with a grater. 
  2. Fry the onion in oil over medium heat in a saucepan till transparent, about 3 minutes. Then add the carrot and cook until soft, about 3 minutes more. 
  3. Add the rice with the salt and stir until coated.
  4. Stir in vegetable stock, bay leaf, parsley and curry. Raise the heat to high heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, lower to a low heat, cover with the lid and cook for about 15 minutes or until all the stock has been absorbed by the rice and the rice is tender.
  5. Remove from the heat and let it set for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf, fluff the rice and serve.


    • Don't skip the last 5 minutes. It's important to let the rice rest.

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