Vegetarian Serbian Rice Pilaf | Pilaf sarbesc
I made this recipe especially for those of you who are always on the run and want something healthy to eat. This rice pilaf recipe is ready really fast and feeds 8 people!
What other ingredients do you use for rice pilafs? I love rice and I’d like to try different recipes as well.
Tips for cooking rice pilaf: How do you know how much water you need to add? Easy! 3 times the amount of rice. It’s a 1:3 ratio. Also, boil the rice only for a couple of minutes then remove from heat and cover with a lid. This way it will absorb all the water and you’ll never have to worry again about burning the rice.
Do you like rice pilafs? Try this Brown Rice Mushroom Pilaf!
Ingredients for 6-8 servings:
- 1 cup rice (I used white rice. You can use round brown rice, it’s healthier)
- 3 cups water
- 1 big onion, diced
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 big red bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp sweet paprika (optional – it gives a lovely reddish color)
- sea salt, to taste
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- 2 tbsp oil
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add chopped onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add grated carrot and diced pepper.
Add the rice along with 3 cups of water. Stir until all ingredients are evenly spread. Add paprika, salt and pepper.
Let it boil for 5 minutes over medium heat. Remove from heat and cover with a lid. Let it rest until all water is absorbed by the rice (10-15 minutes).
Garnish with fresh herbs and serve!