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Home Health Library Recipes Brown rice pilaf with asparagus and mushrooms

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 1 1/4 cups
Calories 172

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 2 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 139 mg
Cholesterol 2 mg
Dietary fiber 3 g
Protein 5 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Pilaf is made by sauteing rice in oil. This version uses brown rice.


(Serves 6)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium chicken-flavored bouillon granules
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 pound asparagus tips, cut in 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley


In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the rice and saute until it begins to turn golden brown.

Slowly add the water, bouillon granules, onion, mushrooms and nutmeg. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add water as needed to keep the mixture from drying out.

Add the asparagus tips, cover and cook another 5 minutes. Stir in the grated cheese. Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: July 27th, 2022