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Grandma's Armenian Rice Pilaf


"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 cals
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 g fat; 65.9 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g protein; 35 mg cholesterol; 965 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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!