Easy Rice Pilaf Recipe

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Todd Rivera Modified: April 4, 2022
Easy Rice Pilaf Recipe

How To Make Easy Rice Pilaf

Cooked in chicken broth, this rice pilaf is a stepped-up version of plain rice. It combines almond and green onions for a pop of color and extra crunch.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • cuponion,finely diced
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • ¾cupbasmati rice
  • 2tbspcarrot,shredded
  • 2tbspred pepper,minced
  • 14½ozchicken broth
  • ¼cupwhite wine,or water
  • 2tbspslivered almonds,toasted
  • 1tbspgreen onion,or parsley

Instructions

  1. Rinse rice under cold water and drain well.

  2. Combine onion, butter, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat to soften for about 3 minutes.

  3. Add rice and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes until it begins to smell toasted and turn slightly golden.

  4. Add remaining ingredients except for green onions and almonds. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  5. Remove from the heat and allow to sit covered for 5 minutes.

  6. Fluff with a fork and garnish with almonds and parsley.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 262.45kcal
  • Fat: 9.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.57g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.98g
  • Fiber: 1.50g
  • Sugar: 3.00g
  • Protein: 6.38g
  • Cholesterol: 18.35mg
  • Sodium: 154.10mg
  • Calcium: 34.99mg
  • Potassium: 241.92mg
  • Iron: 2.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 91.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.88mg
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