Brown Rice Quinoa Pilaf

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Caribbean Vegan: Plant-Based, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion

By Taymer Mason

Published 2021

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This is a great workday dinner that is very easy to make and very flavorful. The spice blend is the heart of the dish and can be used for many other recipes. Tarragon perfumes the rice, while grated onion imparts a savory flavor.


Pilaf Spice Blend

  • 1 cassia stick
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • teaspoons


  1. To make the spice blend, place the cassia, peppercorns, cloves, caraway seeds, cardamom seeds, and mace in a mini blender. Blend until the spices are broken down. The spice blend will still be slightly coarse, which is fine. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To make the pilaf, place the rice and quinoa in a large bowl and stir in the onion, carrot, and