Classic Rice Pilaf63 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 5 min
“Cooking a perfect batch of white rice without a rice cooker can be a challenge. That's why we are going for forget about cooking rice on the stove and show you the incredibly delicious and absolutely foolproof world of pilaf!” - by Chef John
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Melt butter and olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Combine rice and onion mixture in a 9x13-inch casserole dish placed on a baking sheet. Stir thoroughly to coat the rice.
- Combine chicken stock, salt, saffron, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour chicken stock mixture over rice in the casserole dish and stir to combine. Spread mixture evenly along the bottom of the pan. Cover tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove foil and fluff with a fork to separate the grains of rice.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 312 cal
- 9.1 g
- 51.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (63)Rate This Recipe
"YUM!!!! I halved the recipe (except fot the onion) and baked it in an 8x8 baking dish. This came out PERFECT! I didn't have the saffron, so I omitted that. I can't believe the flavor that came out of ..." See morejust those few ingredients...sooo good! I will def be making this delicious rice again! Thanks for sharing. :)"
"Wow...this recipe is truly a classic. Easy to prepare but tastes delicious. Made it with white basmati rice and increased the broth to 3-1/2 cups and it was perfect. Thanks Chef John for this awesome ..." See moredish."
"I loved loved the texture of this rice. It was so easy to make too. I sprayed the pan with some PAM and none of it stuck. When I saw the amount of salt and the cayenne, I was a little worried. It was ..." See morea tad too salty for me and there was a kickback from the cayenne. I made it a second time and cut the salt back to 1 tsp. and the cayenne by half. That time I got the cayenne amount right, but still working on the salt amount. I will have to keep working on the right salt amount. Though, thanks Chef John for teaching me a new method to cook rice."
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