Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is so easy to make I’m not sure why anyone would want to make from a box. Although, I do admit I’ve made from a box many times out of laziness, but always doctor it up with a little sauteed veggies to give it flavor. This is the same rice pilaf as in my Chicken & Rice with Vegetables and Chicken Pineapple Kabobs recipes. Different ingredients may be added depending on your taste. Mushrooms are great in this, as are green peppers. They add a fabulous taste to the pilaf. You could even add almonds or other nuts for added crunch. I also make this with Basmati rice, and even add wild rice on occasion. This rice is so versatile, you can make a different recipe every time you make it!

Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf
 
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This flavorful rice pilaf can be made many different ways depending on your taste.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ c. orzo
  • 1-2 carrots, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 3 c. low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp dried mixed vegetables
  • 1 Tbsp celery flakes
  • 1-1/2 c. long grain rice
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter and saute orzo until lightly browned.
  2. Add chicken broth, rice, chopped vegetables, dried vegetables, celery flakes and parsley.
  3. Cook, covered on low until all water is absorbed, and rice is cooked, about 25 minutes.
Notes
If you want even more chicken flavor, add an envelope of low sodium chicken bouillon. These envelopes are great. They are granular, so you can sprinkle as much flavor in as you want.


Mixed Dried Vegetables

Mixed Dried Vegetables


 

 

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