Garlic Rice Pilaf with Shiitake Mushrooms

Hearty garlic rice pilaf. Made with pine nuts and shiitake mushrooms for a delicious vegan side to your favorite weeknight meals. 

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Resting Time
10 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Rice Pilaf
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 210 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. In a large saucepan (with lid) heat up garlic-infused olive oil over medium heat. Add minced onions and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until onions are translucent and fragrant. 

  2. Add chopped mushrooms and pine nuts and sauté for another 5 minutes until pine nuts are toasted and mushrooms have decreased in size about 50%

  3. Stir in dried rice and orzo until the rice is fully coated with olive oil. Add vegetable broth and cover.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 30 minutes, until all the liquid has absorbed into the rice. 

  4. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and cover for an additional 10 minutes to let the pilaf set up before serving. Stir in pepper and serve. 

Recipe Notes

Leftover rice pilaf can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Rice Pilaf with Shiitake Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.