Rice Pilaf

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
2 min
Cook:
18 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup thin spaghetti, broken into 1 inch pieces, about 1/6 of a 1 pound box of dried pasta
  • 3/4 cup white enriched rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • Salt
Directions

In a medium saucepan melt butter over moderate heat. Add thin spaghetti bits and rice and brown for 3 to 5 minutes. Add broth or water, salt and pepper, and bring liquid to a full boil. Cover pot and reduce heat to simmer and cook rice 18 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.


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Exactly what rice pilaf should be. Be sure to use broth (or bouillon) - water works, but not the same. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This is a good recipe for rice pilaf. I added more butter and used chix bouillon with water and it turned out sooo flavorful. Sometimes I will grate a tad bit of garlic in just before adding the liquid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe thinking it would be flavorless but I was wrong. I really enjoyed it and feel its very flavorful, for a simple rice pilaf. The kids loved it too. Will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe and it's awesome. I've also used Orzo, but I had to adjust the cooking time, but it was awesome too. I like recipes that don't have 1,000 ingredients. Thank you Rachel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good basic recipe and very easy to make. I sometimes cook some onion in the butter before adding the rice and pasta. I always add cumin along with the salt and pepper, and when the dish is done, I add a handful of frozen peas and put the lid back on for a minute or two so they are cooked. Then I fluff the pilaf with the peas in it. My whole family love this dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't actually made it yet, but this is the way my mom made it. i'm going to try it. I know it will be good. Thanks for posting it, Rachael. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love it!! I've made it several times because I love pasta and rice, in fact I crave them both! Nope, not pregnant...thank God! I've tried rice pilaf out before, but they use wild rice and just too many spices. This is perfect! Thank you for this simple recipe that taste great!! I'll be making this more often and will also be adding some other ingredients too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe and make it often for my "picky eaters"...children, adults who are not adventurous, etc. I saute onions or shallots in the butter first and add a little fresh parsley for color. Big hit and the base recipe can be as fancy or basic as you like by adding other ingrediants. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I've made rice pilaf from scratch. It was very tasty and easy to make. I added corn and fresh herbs in mine for a slight variation. Will do again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe easy to make and delicious! I I used organic spaghetti, jasmine rice ,1 1/2 of broth made from "Better Than Boullion" Turkey base brand mix. Browned the pasta for about 2 minutes before adding the rice then browned about 3 more minutes. I did add a shake of garlic powder to it. added a sliced green onion. and lemon herb spice. This is the first time, I cant wait to make different styles of this, with Brown Rice, Go away Rice a Roni go away. This has a lot less salt in it. Thanks for the idea Rachel! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my families new favorite rice pilaf - prior to this it was near east - this recipe lets us control the amount of salt in the dish which is terrific. I make this using orzo in the place of spaghetti and brown rice instead of white, unsalted beef or chicken broth depending on the protein we are having that evening. Great! Thanks Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used half Orzo and Half Vermicelli. I used 2 cups of broth made from "Better Than Bullion" brand mix. Browned the pasta for about 2 minutes before adding the rice then browned about 3 more minutes. I did add a shake of garlic powder to it. Since I tried it the first time, I've made some variations to go w/ different dishes and I've also added different veggies to it for variations...corn, peas, green beans, etc.. for flavor variations I substituted the following: Beef: 2 Cups Beef Bullion Pork: 1 Cup Beef Bullion & 1 Cup Chicken Vegetable: 2 Cups Vegetable Bullion Oriental: 1 Cup Vegetable Bullion & 1 Cup Beef Bullion all turned out very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had everything already in my pantry so I just ran with it and made some modifications. I used 1/3 cup of broken wheat pasta, 1/2 cup of brown rice and 1/3 cup of orzo. Sauted one shallot in the butter. Then I added some salt, pepper, dried parsley, garlic powder and a pinch of oregano to the chicken broth. I definitely had to use more than the 1 1/2 cups of broth that Rachel asks for. Since the rice needed more liquid to cook, I kept adding a little water so that it wouldn't be too salty. It turned out really good and I will be making it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When searching for a pilaf recipe, this was exactly what I wanted--just a guide on how much pasta/rice vs. liquid. I sauteed some asparagus with onions and peppers, seasoned it up, tossed it in with the cooked pilaf and added just a touch more butter. SOO good! Husband thought it was quite tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS ONE IS REALLY NICE AND YOU CAN ADD ORZO INSTEAD OF RICE,ANY SEASONS AND YOU HJAVE A VERSION OF RICE A RONI WITHOUT ALL THE NASTY STUFF. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make but a little flavor less. I see that many people added onions or veggies. That might help. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed a side dish in a hurry - guests were coming!!! Had plenty of meat, plenty of veggies, but what else?? I had rice, I had orzo - that can make rice pilaf, right? But how?? No prob. Found this great EASY recipe and voila! Meal saved! Guests loved it! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, quick, and everything's on hand in my cupboard! I fixed this with grilled salmon. It was a perfect complement to the dinner. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe was very good. I added a little grandulated garlic and pepper flakes. Something I will use quite often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy to follow and a big hit at our potluck item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a perfect side dish. You can add anything and everything to this mix. use chicken or beef stock. Add broc or any other veggies. I have made this a few times and everytime i add somethig different. It is perfect everytime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think that this is the best rice pilaf that I have had plus it has less salt and taste fresher,and it's easy to make Thanks Racheal Ray your the best Dannell Thornton item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very easy to make. Simple quick and fast. It tastes good to. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted good but sorta bland item not reviewed by moderator and published
1) boil water or stock 2) add pasta or rice. These are instructions, not a recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, so basically we're making simple rice with a little broken spaghetti. Um, not very imaginative. I'd rather have rice a roni, the San Francisco Treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was really good and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such an easy receipe, and very yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always make extra so I have leftovers. Add grated cheese chopped tomato and it is out of this world. Even when it make it at times I will saute onion or garlic. Great compliment to lamb, pork or chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. I added onion with the rice and pasta and parsley at the end. The flavor is very light, not overpowering. My 20-month old couldn't get enough of it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great and easy side dish! It would be a good one to add veggies too also. I loved finding a recipe that I could use my old pasta for. Thanks Rachel item not reviewed by moderator and published
We have made this variation for years in my family. It can be extended into a main dish with the addition of chicken, beef, pork or even shrimp. Mushrooms are also nice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy to make and very tasty. The boxed pilaf takes the same amount of time and effort. I'll always make it this way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy! I cut up left over pork chops into small pieces and added it after browning the rice and pasta. It was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Extremely easy to make. Taste was good, but seemed to be missing something - couldn't quite put my finger on it. I enjoyed it though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great and easy tasted wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this recipe for it's ease of preparation and taste. I sauteed some chopped veggies (diced onion, celery & green pepper to the butter) and some choppped parsley prior to serving. The dish was a welcome change from potatoes and much better that the boxed stuff which I dislike. My family liked it a lot too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was quick, easy, and delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delish, and has become a staple at our house due to it's ease in making and it's yummy flavor. Goes well with many dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe, go wild, add onions or minced carrots to the butter! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make w/ items always on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a simple, but delicious recipe. We found it full of flavor and it has become a staple at our home. Thanks, Rachel! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was fast and had great flavor. The browning of the pasta and rice makes all the difference. Sure you could add extras to make this "your own" or to "jazz" it up but THIS is the flavor of true pilaf. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it for the first time with grilled salmon while entertaining and there wasn't a bit of it left. My five year old now asks if we are having "Rachel Ray Rice" for dinner tonight!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The thing to remember is that the show is 30 minute meals. Quick is the catch-word. I make it all the time. The one change I always make is to saute some onions in the butter before starting to brown the other ingredients item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I appreciated the simplicity and the cleverness of using broken pasta pieces, the flavor was a little lacking compared with other rice pilaf recipes. I would add a bouillon cube (or maybe just 1/2) to intensify the flavor and some fresh parsley for color. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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