Multi-grain Rice Pilaf

Whole Foods sells a wonderful wild blend rice mixture in the bulk food aisle that consists of long-grain brown rice, sweet brown rice, wild rice bits, Wehani brown rice and black Japonica brown rice, which make a most interesting Rice Pilaf.




  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium-sized covered, ovenproof pan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and salt, cover and sweat for five minutes, stirring once.
  3. Stir in the garlic and herbes de Provence and continue cooking 30 seconds. Add the rice, stir to combine, and continue cooking and stirring until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add cooking liquid and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cover and bake until the liquid is absorbed, about 45 minutes; don’t uncover before then or you release the steam needed to cook the rice.
  6. Stir and let sit five minutes in the oven, heat off.


If you prefer to use only one type of rice or can’t find a multi-grain blend, substitute a long-grain rice.