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Easy Pilaf

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"This basic pilaf is quick and easy to make."
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50 m servings 162
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prepare a 1 quart baking dish with butter.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the onion in the butter until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the rice; cook until the rice is slightly golden. Pour in the chicken broth. Season with the salt. Simmer another 5 minutes. Transfer to the prepared dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the broth is completely absorbed, 35 to 40 minutes. Fluff with a fork to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 162 calories; 4.1 27.9 2.8 10 416 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was delicious! My oven was full, so I just cooked it on the stove, by covering and simmering for 20-25 mins. I will make this again!

Most helpful critical review

This was pretty good. Nice and mild flavored great with a Strong dish.

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This was delicious! My oven was full, so I just cooked it on the stove, by covering and simmering for 20-25 mins. I will make this again!

This was one of the easiest and best recipes I've tried. It came out with a nice, slightly caramelized flavor and wasn't sticky. A definite time saver when you don't want a complicated pilaf.

This recipe looks identical to a Craig Claiborne recipe my family has relied on for years. It reliably makes a moist and flavorful pilaf. You can brown some chicken tenders and lay them on top h...

Quick and easy, especially if you use a rice cooker. Simply sautee the onions in butter, add the rice and continue sauteeing until lightly browned. Transfer the rice to the rice cooker and add b...

This rice is easy to make and super delicious! I have made both as written, and also with a few changes. When frying the onion I also add 2 cloves of garlic and chopped up carrot (or sometimes...

My husband told me twice how good this rice is. I added a little bit of minced garlic after the onion was done. Instead of baking it, I added the broth then brought it to a boil over medium he...

Great basic recipe to modify to your tastes! I paired mine with baked chicken. Instead of using 2 cups of broth only, I used the drippings/marinade from the baked chicken and added broth to eq...

Not only is this simple recipe super yummy, but it can EASILY be turned into some of the best fried rice you've ever had!! I made a double recipe of this, adding only peas. The next day there ...

Yummy pilaf! I made just as written and added some diced carrots. The flavor and moistness of this rice is perfect! Will make again and again.