Parmesan-Black Pepper Arborio Rice Pilaf

Parmesan-Black Pepper Arborio Rice Pilaf


"A creamy rice pilaf made with arborio rice, Parmesan cheese, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper is a perfect accompaniment for a Spring meal."


servings 275 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.2g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add rice; stir to coat. (Can turn off heat and let stand several hours.)
  2. Add broth, cover, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until stock is absorbed and rice is creamy and soft with a little "chew" at the center, about 12 minutes. Stir in cheese and pepper; add salt, if necessary. Serve hot.


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  1. 64 Ratings


This wasn't the pilaf I was looking for, but I thought it turned out pretty tasty. I served it with some shrimp scampi and it complimented it well. I reccomend adding garlic and mushrooms like...

I made this with homemade vegetable broth and everyone loved it. Tonight I am making it with homemade chicken broth and I know it will be great. Don't use that so-called Parmesan in a can! Use t...

Really good and easy. I added sauteed mushrooms and red and yellow peppers at the end with the parmesan. As another reviewer mentioned, use real parmesan cheese. A must!

Really great! Easy to make! Be sure to use fresh parmesan!

We just didn't like this. I liked the texture but not the taste.

Put a couple of pinches of saffron in the chicken stock (that explains the almost neon yellow looking color in the photo). I've made risotto tons of times using the regular method (add stock, s...

This recipe was super easy and really tasty. Was very similar to risotto, without all that stirring.

I was surprised by this dish. It was fine as published, but next time I'm going to try adding some mushrooms!!

My family loved it