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

Serve rice as a side to cauliflower steaks, portobello steaks, or grilled tofu steaks.

Leftover pilaf can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To serve, gently reheat over the stovetop with 1-2 tablespoons of water.

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.