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Grandma's Armenian Rice Pilaf

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is my grandmother's. She came from Armenia and it has been in our family for years. We all still make it and it is so easy."
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43 m servings 415
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Soak rice in a bowl of water for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add vermicelli; cook and stir until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add rice; cook and stir until combined, about 1 minute. Pour into boiling broth. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Season rice with salt and pepper; fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 415 calories; 12.7 65.9 7.7 35 965 Full nutrition

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Delicious, buttery pilaf. Just what I was searching for! Thank you!

Just like my family's recipe. My great grandmother passed it down also.

I used olive oil instead of butter, and added half an onion chopped and an Anaheim pepper, chopped. I substituted orzo for the crushed vermicelli. Sauteed it all for about ten minutes, then adde...

Made as written and this turned out perfectly. It is simple, straight-forward, and fool proof. Thanks for sharing!