Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf

Tender rice seasoned to perfection makes the perfect side dish to almost any meal. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword pilau, rice, rice pilaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 187kcal


  • 1 C uncooked rice I use a long grain
  • 1/2 C vermicelli real skinny spaghetti
  • 1/3 cube/stick butter
  • 1 can chicken broth adding enough water to make 2 cups
  • 1 tsp dry minced onion
  • 1 tsp salt or I prefer 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt


  • In a pan melt butter and brown the broken up vermicelli
  • Stir often as this will burn easily
  • Cook until the noodles are well browned
  • Add chicken broth, onions and salt and bring to a boil
  • Add rice and stir once
  • Cover and simmer slowly until cooked through (15-20 minutes)
  • Serves four but is easily doubled