Rice Pilaf
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Side Dish

Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf is my definitive, go-to side dish.  It is so easy to throw together and goes with almost anything. I have also even been known to cook the rice on its own as an afternoon snack when I just need something to eat.

The great this about this rice is that it serves as a bit of a blank canvas for flavors, I love to pair this with a pan sauce or braising liquid, as it just soaks up the flavors and enhances the meal.  The key to the pilaf is good seasoning (I like it a little peppery and with some thyme) and I like to use homemade chicken stock to give it a rich flavor.


Rice Pilaf

Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients

  • 3 Tsbp butter
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 14 oz chicken stock homemade recipe
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add butter to a large saute pan over medium high heat. Once butter is melted and hot, add the orzo and cook for about 4 minutes, or until orzo begins to brown and butter starts to bubble. Add rice and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover with lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes, or until stock is absorbed by the rice and orzo.
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