Rice Pilaf


Way better than it should be. Pictured here with some grilled meat and vegetables.

Rice Pilaf

Difficulty: Beginner Cook Time 20 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 25 mins



  1. Melt butter in a stock pot over medium heat.

  2. Add orzo and occasionally stir until orzo is browned - butter will also brown.

  3. Add rice and stir to coat - just a minute or so.

  4. Add chicken broth and bring to a rapid simmer or just starting to boil.

  5. Reduce heat to as low as your burner will go, cover pot and do not disturb for 15 minutes.

  6. After 15 minutes, check consistency of pilaf.

    • If it is creamy with some liquid, leave uncovered for 5 minutes and serve.
    • If there is a lot of liquid, cover and let sit for 5 minute, then check again.
    • If there is no liquid but it is not creamy, add 1/4 cup of chicken stock, stir, cover and check again in 5 minutes until creamy.

  7. Add cracked black pepper to taste before serving.

Keywords: rice,side dish
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