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Basmati Rice Pilaf

Basmati Rice Pilaf

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Wonderful flavor and textured rice dish.

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  • Calories:
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

It's A New Day
15
5/25/2012

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 goes with the rest of dinner better. Thanks!

tmstewie
11
10/30/2012

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

naples34102
8
6/2/2013

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 vegetable oil and added peas, red bell pepper and a pinch of saffron to jazz it up a bit.