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Easy Rice Pilaf
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Rice Pilaf

Want an Easy Rice Pilaf recipe?  Are you still making it from a box? Time to kiss that boxed stuff goodbye!  Not only is this easy but it's Delish-IOUS!  A perfect side dish for any meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy side dish, Rice, Rice Pilaf
Servings: 4
Calories: 132kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cup orzo pasta
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt to taste


  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo pasta and cook until golden brown.
  • Add in onion and cook until translucent, then add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir so that the garlic does not burn.
  • Mix in the rice and chicken broth. Turn up to high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add parsley and salt. Cover and reduce to medium-low and simmer until liquid has been absorbed and the rice is fluffy and tender. Approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and garnish if fresh parsley if desired.


Serving: 11 serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 774mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g