How to Make Red Lobster Rice Pilaf

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Red Lobster Rice Pilaf

Red Lobster restaurants, which first opened in Florida in 1968, serves up a variety of seafood dishes with fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops, and more.[1] With this Red Lobster Rice Pilaf recipe, you can bring one of the chain's most popular side dishes into your own home. Red Lobster Rice Pilaf is just one of many side dishes served at the restaurant; others include broccoli, baked potato, French fries.

Serves: 4

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Sample.jpgCreative Commons image by me and the sysop
Offered by Red Lobster
Customer service phone 800-562-7837[2]
Served as Side dish
Main ingredients Rice, broth
Cooking method Steaming
Similar to Wild rice pilaf
Author Susan MacDowell

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Red Lobster Rice Pilaf Ingredients

  • 2 cups fast-cooking wild rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons carrot, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning[3]
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 cups chicken broth[4]

Red Lobster Rice Pilaf Recipe

  1. In a large saute pan, heat butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrot, red pepper, and onion; Saute vegetables until golden.[4]
  3. In a large pot of water, combine the vegetables with all other ingredients, excluding rice.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Pour the wild rice into the boiling pot and cover. Allow to boil for one to two minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to stand for about 10 minutes before serving.[3]

About Wild Rice

Watch this video for information and cooking tips for the wild rice used in Red Lobster's rice pilaf.


  • The pot you use to make Red Lobster Rice Pilaf should have a lid that fits it snugly. If the lid is not tight enough, you can use a small towel to seal around the edges, being careful not to allow the towel to reach the flame.[5]
  • Don't forget to remove the bay leaf prior to serving!
  • Those who like a little bit of kick can add a pinch (or more) of crushed red pepper to this recipe for some heat. In addition, other vegetables can be added to the rice, such as celery and mushrooms. These can be sauteed in the pan along with the other veggies.
  • MSG can be found in the spice aisle of your grocery store. One common brand of it is Accent seasoning.

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