Barley and Roasted Squash Pilaf
Toasting barley in butter before simmering it in stock brings out its nutty flavor.
Brown Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms
The wonderfully nutty and chewy brown rice in this simple pilaf is a great source of fiber.
Brown Rice Pilaf with Green Olives and Lemon
Alain Coumont makes this creamy (yet cream-free) rice dish with lemony Lucques olives and nutty organic Camargue red rice, but almost any green olive or short-grain brown rice would be terrific. Vegans should leave out the tangy goat cheese shavings.
Stuffed Yellow Peppers with Spicy Swiss Chard and Scallion Pilaf
Celia Brooks Brown lives in London near Green Lanes, an ancient thoroughfare now famous for restaurants that serve Turkish dishes, like these stuffed peppers. Brooks Brown replaces the usual green bell peppers with yellow ones, which deliver more than twice the vitamin C: One yellow pepper provides a whopping 500 percent of the recommended daily intake.
Jasmine Rice Pilaf
Sometimes a bowl of simple, fluffy jasmine rice is just perfect.
Cardamom Chicken with Rice Pilaf
Sprinkled with cardamom, roasted until crisp, and topped with an apple-flavored sauce, chicken legs become extraordinary. The chicken is perfectly matched by the raisin-studded rice pilaf that's also flavored with cardamom.