Around the World: Moroccan Rice Pilaf (Recipe)

Good morning, everyone! I have a super simple recipe for you today – even easier than the Bulgogi from Monday, if that’s even possible.

I don’t know for absolutely certain that this is an authentic Moroccan dish, but I recall years and years ago reading a recipe somewhere that was something very similar to this that claimed to be Moroccan, so it’s close enough! And good golly, this is amazingly delicious! Even Munchkin, who is my pickiest eater BY FAR, had seconds of this dish, so you know it’s good!

Morroccan rice pilafIngredients:

1 box Rice-a-Roni Rice Pilaf flavor (or your favorite from-scratch rice pilaf) – for our family, I need one of the double size boxes or two regular size ones

1 pound ground beef

2 cans garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas)

a sprinkle of cumin


Brown the ground beef and drain the fat off (use a colander). Leave the beef in the colander while you cook the rice according to the package directions in the same skillet. When it’s time to add the seasoning packet and water, add the beef back in, as well as the beans and cumin. Cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes. The exact amount of time you need will depend on how much rice you’ve cooked.

I love this meal because it practically cooks itself once the beef and rice are browned. 7-10 minutes of hands on time, 20 minutes of hands off. Perfect for busy moms!



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    • You’re from England, right? I have another good friend who lives in England (she’s the one who shared the Jamaican Jerk chicken with me), so I just recently learned that you guys use “chickpeas” and not “garbanzo beans.” They’re used interchangeably here 🙂

  1. Caz

    Sounds and looks amazing and so simple to make. Only problem for me is that we don’t have Rice-a-Roni over here and I’ve never seen a box of rice pilaf in the stores either. Will have a good look and see if I can find one or a recipe for rice pilaf that will work with this.

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