Basmati Rice Pilaf

Basmati Rice Pilaf

Carol Castellucci Miller 26

"Wonderful flavor and textured rice dish."


40 m servings 244 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat chicken stock in a saucepan until boiling; keep hot until ready to use.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and bay leaf in the hot oil until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir basmati rice into onion mixture until rice is coated with oil.
  4. Pour hot chicken stock into the rice mixture. Season with salt; stir.
  5. Bring rice mixture to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue simmering until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove saucepan from heat and discard bay leaf. Add butter and fluff the rice with a fork.
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  1. 21 Ratings


Pretty basic recipe. I would normally have added a can of mushrooms but wanted to follow the recipe more closely the first time. I did however use beef broth instead of chicken because that go...

Best recipient ever. Not too fancy but a wonderful change to a plain side dish. Great flavour especially if you caramelize the onions

There's nothing wrong with this but it's really nothing more than rice cooked in broth with a little onion added. Fairly basic, average and nondescript. I used butter for flavor rather than ve...

This was my first time making basmati rice and it turned out great. I usually use chicken stock in my regular rice and the bay leaf added great flavor. Thanks for sharing, will be using this a...

I make basmati rice all the time and this pilaf was wonderful with chicken, chops, all kinds of things. It is also very easy to make. I cook exactly as stated and its fab.

I used butter instead of vegetable oil and beef broth instead of chicken (I made meat loaf with beef, I wanted to match all the flavors of dinner together). I also threw in one minced clove of g...

This was a very good rice pilaf recipe. These are the changes I made: I added about 1 teaspoon of tomato paste and 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder.

Great basic recipe!! I added some garlic and red peppers to the onion mixture and pepper with the salt. It was a hit with the family! Delicious!

Yep, this is basic but, it is good and works. Basmati can be a challenge sometimes and this was perfect. :)