Quick Rice Pilaf


One pan, easy to prepare, delightful to smell and eat. I throw this on when I have company coming, as I know I don't have to watch it. The recipe can be expanded easily by adding more rice, water and vegetables. It's always delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon salt-free herb and spice blend

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 2 ¼ cups water

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages chopped mixed vegetables

  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce


  1. In a large skillet melt butter/margarine over medium heat. Add rice and bay leaf. Stir until rice is translucent but not browned. Add pepper, herb-and-spice blend, bouillon and water. Mix well and bring all to a boil.

  2. Add chicken, submerging under water. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low. Let simmer as long as rice dictates. Add the mixed vegetables in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Add hot pepper sauce and stir well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
10g Fat
46g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1879mg 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.