38 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 27
  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1

Wonderful flavor and textured rice dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat chicken stock in a saucepan until boiling; keep hot until ready to use.

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  • 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.

  • Stir basmati rice into onion mixture until rice is coated with oil.

  • Pour hot chicken stock into the rice mixture. Season with salt; stir.

  • 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.

  • Remove saucepan from heat and discard bay leaf. Add butter and fluff the rice with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

244.32 calories; 4.1 g protein; 40.44 g carbohydrates; 6.95 g fat; 7.91 mg cholesterol; 279.35 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

05/25/2012
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!
(15)

Most helpful critical review

12/14/2015
I needed a lot more stock than called for.
38 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 27
  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 1
05/25/2012
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!
(15)
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
(13)
06/02/2013
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.
(13)
03/26/2014
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.
(5)
08/10/2012
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 again.
(4)
03/08/2013
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 garlic in with the onion. The rice turned out great the family ate every bit of it.
(3)
12/09/2012
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.
(3)
04/24/2014
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!
(2)
12/21/2013
Yep this is basic but it is good and works. Basmati can be a challenge sometimes and this was perfect.:)
(1)