Pilaf recipes

Popular in the Middle East and much of Asia, pilaf is is a spiced one-pot rice dish that’s packed with flavour. It’s a great pick for a midweek dinner. We’ve got many different varieties to choose from including chicken, vegetarian, and prawn pilafs.

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Chicken and greens pilaf

Leftover chicken recipes

Chicken and greens pilaf

Use leftover chicken in this quick and easy pilaf recipe made with brown rice, savoy...

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Kid, Cabbage, Bulgur Wheat and Tomato Pilaf

Rice recipes

Kid, Cabbage, Bulgur Wheat and Tomato Pilaf

This recipe is from James Whetlor’s cookbook, Goat: Cooking and Eating. If you can manage...

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Persian chicken pilaf

Chicken thigh recipes

Persian chicken pilaf

The key to a perfect Persian pilaf is cooking the rice until it’s lightly spiced...

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Pot-roast chicken with pilaf rice, broad beans and lemon

Pilaf recipes

Pot-roast chicken with pilaf rice, broad beans and...

Need a summery Sunday lunch? Richard Bainbridge’s chicken pot-roast is full of fresh vegetables and...

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Summery lamb pilaf salad

Cheat's recipes

Summery lamb pilaf salad

You don’t have to wait for the weekend to have lamb – this quick recipe...

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Quick prawn and brown rice pilaf

Cheat's recipes

Quick prawn and brown rice pilaf

We’ve used packets of microwave rice to cut down the cooking time on this gently...

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Garlic-stuffed chicken with pistachio, sour cherry and herb pilaf

Rice recipes

Garlic-stuffed chicken with pistachio, sour cherry and herb...

Garlic-buttery juices from the roasted chicken adds even more flavour to this herby rice pilaf...

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Easy mushroom and kale basmati pilaf

Cheat's recipes

Easy mushroom and kale basmati pilaf

A vegetarian, gluten-free recipe that’s perfect for when you don’t want to spend hours in...

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Braised pheasant with whisky sauce and pearl barley pilaf

Game recipes

Braised pheasant with whisky sauce and pearl barley...

Celebrate in-season game meat with this recipe for braised pheasant, a creamy whisky sauce and...

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Sweet potato and barley pilaf

Diabetes-friendly recipes

Sweet potato and barley pilaf

Vegetarian comfort food at its best; hearty barley, sweet potatoes and tangy goat’s cheese work...

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Crispy chicken legs with vegetable pilaf

Pilaf recipes

Crispy chicken legs with vegetable pilaf

The crispy casing on these chicken drumsticks is made with essential oil-packed nuts and seeds,...

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Spinach and orzo pilaf with paprika prawns

Healthy family meals

Spinach and orzo pilaf with paprika prawns

Make this warm orzo salad recipe, with spicy paprika prawns, when spinach is at its...

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Triple-tomato pilaf with lamb kebabs

Rice recipes

Triple-tomato pilaf with lamb kebabs

We’ve served the tomato pilaf rice with zingy marinated lamb kebabs but it would work...

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Diana Henry’s pilaf of mixed grains, sweet potato and fennel

Sweet potato recipes

Diana Henry’s pilaf of mixed grains, sweet potato...

For a hearty vegetarian dinner, try Diana Henry’s pilaf recipe – made with mixed grains,...

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Warm root veg orzo pilaf

Midweek meal recipes

Warm root veg orzo pilaf

This quick and easy midweek dinner is cooked entirely on the hob and is full...

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Spiced chicken pilaf with mint yogurt

Friday night dinners

Spiced chicken pilaf with mint yogurt

A fragrant one-pot recipe using leftover chicken, rice and Moroccan spices, served with a cooling...

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Spiced prawn and pea pilaf

Pilaf recipes

Spiced prawn and pea pilaf

This simple prawn and pea rice dish uses store cupboard staples for a tasty midweek...

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Spiced lamb pilaf

Pilaf recipes

Spiced lamb pilaf

Choose a lean cut of lamb to make this spiced lamb pilaf recipe with, it...

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Turkish runner bean and bulgur wheat pilaf with garlic yogurt

Diabetes-friendly recipes

Turkish runner bean and bulgur wheat pilaf with...

This runner bean recipe, made with bulgur wheat and fresh tomatoes, makes a great vegetarian...

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Artichoke, asparagus, broad bean and almond pilaf

Rice recipes

Artichoke, asparagus, broad bean and almond pilaf

This vegetarian pilaf recipe – made with asparagus and broad beans – is full of...

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Lamb pilaf

Pilaf recipes

Lamb pilaf

Basmati rice is a store-cupboard staple and this spicy lamb pilaf with coriander, chilli and...

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Five-spice slow-roast pork belly with pea and leek pilaf

Pilaf recipes

Five-spice slow-roast pork belly with pea and leek...

This quick and easy five-spice slow-roast pork belly with pea and leek pilaf recipe is...

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Beetroot and dill pilaf with hot-smoked trout

Trout recipes

Beetroot and dill pilaf with hot-smoked trout

This vibrant smoked trout recipe with a beetroot and dill pilaf takes only five minutes...

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Middle Eastern broad bean pilaf

Broad bean recipes

Middle Eastern broad bean pilaf

Wonderful served with lamb, some roasted cherry tomatoes and thick, creamy Greek yogurt. This simple...

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