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Easy Rice Pilaf Recipe

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Rice pilaf
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This easy rice pilaf recipe is a delicious side dish! It goes great with chicken or lamb! It is definitely one of my favorites to serve to my family and friends.


  • 1 ½ cups long grain or converted white rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • ¾ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


In a large saucepan, saute onion in olive oil until soft and a light golden color. Add chicken stock or broth and bring to a boil.

Stir in rice, salt and pepper, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer on low heat for twenty minutes.

Remove from heat and let sit, covered for 3-5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve immediately.
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