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Wild Rice Pilaf with Snap Peas and Almonds

Wild Rice Pilaf with Snap Peas and Almonds, earthy flavors with earthy colors a healthy dish to include in your diet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 - 8


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup red onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves only
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • ½ cup wild rice
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cups snap peas
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • crushed red peppers optional


  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the garlic, and onion, whole cloves, thyme, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is softened, about 2 – minutes. Stir in the brown rice and wild rice. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a broil. Let cook until water is absorbed about 10 – 15 minutes. Cover and continue to cook on low heat until rice is tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan or skillet, add 1-teaspoon butter, parsley, snap peas and almonds. Add crushed red peppers if using. Cook for 3 – 5 minutes until peas are halfway cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in the almonds and snap peas mixture. Transfer the pilaf to a bowl or platter and serve immediately.


Substitute water with chicken broth or vegetable broth to change the taste a bit.
Depending on the brown rice brand, cooking time may vary.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg