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Rice Pilaf

This Rice Pilaf recipe is perfect with anything from chicken to fish and makes a great change from plain white rice.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy rice pilaf, rice pilaf, rice pilaf recipe
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 273 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a handful of fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter with the onion in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic clove and rice and stir until coated with the butter.

  3. Increase the heat to medium-high.
  4. Stir in chicken stock, bay leaf, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, raise the heat to medium-high heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, lower the heat to a low heat, cover and cook until all the stock has been absorbed by the rice and the rice is tender, about 15 to 18 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf and garlic clove. Fluff the rice and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Rice Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 1047mg46%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.