Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf


Servings 5-7

Active Time:

~10 min

Total Time:

~35 min

About this Recipe

You can now cook rice in your Brava! This rice pilaf was inspired by Brava Chef Erin’s recipe for the perfect stovetop rice pilaf, but is now much easier to make. This recipe uses less than the traditional rice to water ratio in order to keep the rice grains fluffy, as well as yogurt and garlic to pack in flavor.


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf

From Your Pantry

kosher salt and black pepper


Brava Chef's Pan

fine-mesh strainer

mixing bowl

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk


  • Dinner
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • American
  • Chef's Pan
  • Gluten Free
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern
  • Recipes
  • Sides
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Prep rice

    • In fine-mesh strainer rinse rice under running water until water runs clear. This should take 2-3 minutes. Drain rice well.
    • Smash garlic cloves with back of knife.
    • In medium bowl stir together rice, butter, yogurt, garlic, bay leaf, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
    • Spread rice mixture evenly in Brava Chef’s Pan.
    • Measure out 2 ¼ cups water and pour over rice mixture. Stir gently, making sure all rice grains are submerged.

  2. 2

    Cook rice

    • Slide Chef’s Pan, covered, into top shelf.
    • Select “Rice Pilaf” on your touchscreen and follow instructions.

  3. 3

    Finish & serve

    • Carefully remove Chef’s Pan.
    • Fluff rice with fork and serve.