Simple Taco Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Simple Taco Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

I generally turn to really simple foods during the hot summer months. Like this simple taco brown rice pilaf recipe.

We eat a lot of Mexican foods like tacos, refried beans, nachos, homemade burritos and I find that incorporating rice into those meals helps stretch our grocery budget even further. 

We have this side dish not just for dinner but as a side to fried eggs with a drizzle of hot sauce or at lunch with a side salad and veggies. Rice is a very affordable staple in any pantry.

I’ve been making brown rice more and more because it’s high in fiber and just all around healthier for you. Rice is a popular menu option in many cultures all over the world. It goes well with seafood, chicken, beef and almost any vegetable. It is extremely versatile and simple to make.

I make it more so often now with chicken stock. Preferably with homemade chicken stock when I can.

Simple Taco Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Simple Taco Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe


  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock or half water, half chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley or dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Taco seasoning or more depending on how spicy you like your food


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion and brown rice in coconut oil until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the chicken broth and parsley and bring to a slight boil. Cover and reduce the heat.
  3. Cook for 45 minutes, covered until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Fluff with a fork, and serve.

Salt and pepper are optional. However, I find that between the taco seasoning and chicken stock give the rice plenty of flavor.

The kitchen tools and gadgets I use to make this recipe easy:

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Looking for other rice dishes? Here are some you might enjoy!


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2 thoughts on “Simple Taco Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe”

  • Thanks you for that recipe!!
    I have diffirent way to cook brown rice! I ussually cook it simple: Cook with water and mix it with some pork, vegan, sesame oil and pepper’s Korean! I Called it bibimbap!

  • Hi Jennie!
    Thanks for visiting! That’s what I love about rice, it’s such a versatile ingredient you can basically add almost anything to it to make a side dish or a main dish. Yours sounds tasty too!

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