Spiced lamb pilaf recipe served in a bowl

Pilaf recipes

30 Recipes

Pilaf is a versatile, one-pot rice dish that's ideal for midweek meals. Our recipe ideas include chicken, vegetarian, spiced and meatball pilafs. 

Chorizo pilaf

4.694445

(72 ratings)

Falling somewhere between a paella and a risotto, this slow-cooked basmati rice pot has deep paprika flavours
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

One-pot chicken pilaf

4.55856

(111 ratings)

Keep the washing-up down to an absolute minimum with this one-pot supper - you can even eat it out of the cooking dish!
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Coronation chicken pilaf

5

(2 ratings)

Cook this speedy flavour-packed pilaf in just 25 minutes. A twist on chicken curry, it's served with pomegranate seeds, toasted flaked almonds and mint leaves...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Harissa cauliflower pilaf

5

(16 ratings)

Evoke the Middle East with our veggie harissa cauliflower pilaf with a heady combination of fruit, nuts and spice. Cook it in the oven for lovely fluffy rice
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Broad bean & dill pilaf

5

(3 ratings)

This fragrant basmati rice dish with dill and broad beans makes a great vegetarian main course or versatile side dish for lamb and chicken
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cranberry, sprout & pecan pilaf

5

(7 ratings)

This Persian inspired spiced rice dish makes a hearty vegetarian main, a side dish to roast meats, or an attractive addition to a Boxing Day buffet
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Spiced lamb pilaf

4.69231

(13 ratings)

Make the most of Sunday's leftover roast lamb in this colourful spiced rice one-pot from BBC Good Food Magazine reader Karolina McCallan
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Parsnip pilaf

3.833335

(12 ratings)

Slow cook basmati rice with lentils and spices, roast your veg then serve with a coriander, dill, parsley and mint salsa verde
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Coriander cod with carrot pilaf

4.430555

(72 ratings)

A superhealthy supper: low fat and containing a good source of beta-carotene. Great for keeping those New Year's resolutions and quick to make too
  • 23 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lamb meatball & pea pilaf

3.982455

(57 ratings)

Meatballs aren't just for pasta dishes. Experiment with this tasty pilaf - a winner for any meatball fan...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Lemony mushroom pilaf

4.38889

(18 ratings)

If you're after a lighter alternative to risotto, this low-fat mushroom pilaf is just the ticket
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Cauliflower & chickpea pilaf

4.3125

(16 ratings)

Delicious served on its own, or as a side dish with grilled chicken breasts rubbed with a little curry paste
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Squash, mushroom & gorgonzola pilaf

4.285715

(21 ratings)

Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Peri-peri chicken pilaf

4.32

(25 ratings)

A low-fat spicy chicken one-pot with peppers, tomatoes and fresh red chillies - three of your five-a-day
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Harissa salmon pilaf

4.444445

(9 ratings)

Rustle up this spiced salmon and rice dish, flecked with pomegranate seeds, pistachios and raisins, in just 25 minutes. It's vibrant and full of flavour...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Spiced pepper pilafs

4.333335

(12 ratings)

This colourful vegetarian supper is superhealthy and freezable in individual portions, so you can defrost as many as you need
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Spiced prawn & coconut pilaf

4

(10 ratings)

This pilaf is vibrant in colour and flavour, and particularly easy to make as the rice is cooked separately, then folded into the masala
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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