Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf

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I am the worst at coming up with delicious side dishes to go with my dinners.  I spend a lot of time coming up with main dishes and don’t give any thought to a side dish till it’s dinner time and we end up eating frozen vegetables. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s not super yummy either.

This rice from The Food Nanny is a great way to spice up basic rice. It is a bit more time consuming than throwing together traditional rice on the stove top, but so worth the time needed.

What are your favorite side dishes? Inquiring minds want to know!



Rice Pilaf
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 1¼ cups long-grain white rice
  • 2½ cups low-sodium chicken stock
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and the white pepper.
  3. Stir over medium heat until the onion is soft, but not brown.
  4. Stir in the rice and make sure it's completely coated with the rice and seasonings.
  5. Add in the broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover the pan, decrease the heat and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Takes 15 to 20 minutes.







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  1. I love rice pilaf! This seems so simple, I need to try it!

  2. Looks good Julie! I love rice pilaf 🙂 Thanks for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat LInk Party this week! Pinned!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  3. I am in the same boat with coming up with sides. So bad at it. This looks simple! Thanks.

  4. I typically end up with a frozen vegetable for a side as well, good but need something else as well. I think I will try this, sounds yummy. Thanks.

  5. Hi Julie! Just wanted to let you know that we featured you on the Weekend re-Treat link party this week. Hope you come join up again. http://www.playpartypin.com/2013/11/weekend-re-treat-link-party-42.html


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