Rice Pilaf with Hidden Veggies by #sosiafe
Rice Pilaf - with hidden veggies!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This rice pilaf includes celery and carrots and uses only natural ingredients. It is a great toddler side dish or meal (depending on their age). It is a peanut free recipe with no milk. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Dairy free
Keyword: toddler meal
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sosi's Mom
  • 3/4 cup Basmati Rice (Long grain works as well)
  • 1 cup Shredded carrots and celery (Approximately one carrot and two celery stalks)
  • 2 tbsp diced onion (optional)
  • 1 3/4 Cups Organic chicken broth (homemade recipe found below)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil (greasing pan)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Prep your carrots, celery, and onion for the food processor. I highly recommend chopping it up small so it is close to a rice size (thanks to Santa I have a Ninja and I love it). *link below

  3. Soak your rice for 5 minutes, and then rinse three times. I have been following this process for a few years now and the rice turns out fluffier. 

  4. Drain the rice and add in the chicken stock. Slowly mix in the veggies. Cover and cook in the over for 50-60 minutes. Depending on your dish, you may need to check halfway through and give it a stir.