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. 

72 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
113 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

For an easy life, this broad bean and chicken pilaf cooks in one pan

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
21 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Chunks of roasted aubergine are stirred through rice in this vegetarian meal, topped with mint and poached eggs for protein

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the contents of your storecupboard with this easy, throw-together rice dish

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

We've put together the ultimate recipe for brain health, packed with brain-boosting nutrients like cinnamon, almonds and goji berries

55 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a quick salmon dish rich in omega-3? This wholesome brown rice pilaf is inspired by Middle Eastern flavours and takes a handful of ingredients

40 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook basmati rice with lentils and spices, roast your veg then serve with a coriander, dill, parsley and mint salsa verde

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
70 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
58 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
48 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this healthy rice pot for a mid-week supper - crammed with fibre and vitamin C

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you're after a lighter alternative to risotto, this low-fat mushroom pilaf is just the ticket

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
28 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Give mince a makeover with this fragrant, low-cost rice dish

30 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Delicious served on its own, or as a side dish with grilled chicken breasts rubbed with a little curry paste

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This colourful vegetarian supper is superhealthy and freezable in individual portions, so you can defrost as many as you need

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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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