How To Make Rice Pilaf - Simple Rice Pilaf Recipe

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Jan. 07, 2016

How to make rice pilaf with a simple rice pilaf recipe! This is a basic rice pilaf recipe that you can mix up however you like.


Oil 1 Teaspoon
Butter 1 Teaspoon
Chopped onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped celery 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped mixed vegetables 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((carrots, peppers, potatoes))
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , chopped
Long grain rice/Bulgur 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried dill 1/2 Teaspoon
Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Fenugreek 1/2 Teaspoon
Thyme 1/2 Teaspoon
Mint 1/2 Teaspoon
Tarragon 1/2 Teaspoon
Basil 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs) ((the more vegetables you add, the less water you need since the liquid in the vegetables counts, too. For every cup of vegetables you add, take out a tablespoon or so of water))
Nuts 2 Tablespoon ((pistachios, almonds, walnuts, you know what kind of nuts you like))



1.Melt the butter and oil and saute your vegetables and garlic for a couple of minutes to soften them.

2.Add the rice and stir it around quickly to coat every grain. Let it toast up, stirring occasionally, for a couple more minutes until some of the grains are browned and all are glossy and opaque.

3.Add your herbs and seasonings. Stir it up.

4.Add the water. Stir it again. Bring it to a boil.

5.Turn down to low and put a lid on that sucker.

6.Let it cook over low for 15 20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

7.Turn off the heat and set it aside for 5 minutes. This is important. If you stir it right away you will break up the grains and the rice will get mushed and not be so fluffy.

8.After it has rested, add your nuts and toss gently to incorporate.


9.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 250Calories from Fat 62

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 334 mg13.92%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet