The roots for this recipe come from a video Chef John did for his Youtube Channel Food Wishes. The guts of the recipe have not changed much from his recipe. It’s a solid recipe, and frankly the family and I love it. The pilaf pairs well with just about anything, and makes a great vegetable delivery vehicle for our two youngsters. There is nothing like having two vegetable adverse children asking for more helpings of this vegetable pilaf. Also, did I mention it is delicious?