Healthy Weight Loss Recipes: Meatless Slow Cooker Wild Rice Pilaf

July 28, 2017

rice pilaf

Slow cooker rice pilafs are always a safe bet when you need a lunch that is both nutritious and healthy, but you also want to lose some weight.

This recipe combines the textures of chewy wild rice and soft and meaty mushrooms, so you won’t be missing the meat ingredient.

Another great thing about this easy-to-prepare hearty side dish is that you can keep it in your fridge for several days and use it later for future meals.

Let’s get crackin’!


  • 2 cups wild rice blend
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

Also read: 5 Weight Loss Foods You Didn’t Know Could Help You Burn Fat.

Step By Step Preparation

  1. Take your wild rice blend, pour in the olive oil and stir until well coated.
  2. Add the vegetable broth shallots, mushrooms, garlic, and herbs. Stir until well combined.
  3. Cook slowly on low setting for up to 5 hours.
  4. Once the rice is tender, sprinkle with additional fresh seasoning before serving.

Related: Herbed Broccoli Salmon With Delicious Bulgur Pilaf.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ten + five =