Elevate your meal game with our delicious and versatile Rice Pilaf recipe. Made with a blend of aromatic spices and fluffy rice, this dish is a perfect side to any main course. It can also be enjoyed as a light meal on its own. You can customize it with your favorite vegetables or protein to make it a complete meal. The recipe is easy to make and can be prepared in advance, making it perfect for busy weeknights or entertaining guests. Try our Rice Pilaf recipe today and discover the versatility of this dish.
For 4 Servings:
1 tablespoon butter or oil
1 onion, diced
1 cup long-grain white rice
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste
½ teaspoon ground cumin or other spices (optional)
½ cup diced vegetables (optional)
½ cup chopped nuts or raisins (optional)
Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)
1. Heat the oil or butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes until softened.
2. Add the rice to the saucepan and stir to coat in the oil or butter.
3. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the rice is lightly toasted.
4. Add the broth or water, salt, and any other desired spices or seasonings to the saucepan.
5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
6. Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
8. Fluff the rice with a fork and transfer it to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro, or other desired toppings.
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