A simple rice pilaf is a great dish alone or as a compliment to any number of dishes. Here is an excellent recipe to make rice pilaf.
The secret to this excellent dish is butter … real butter!
Simple Rice Pilaf Recipe
You will need:
- Medium pot with lid
- 1C long grain rice
- 1/2 C Orzo or Vermicelli (broken in tiny pieces)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 C butter
- 1 1/2 C hot water
Wash rice and let stand in water for about 10 minutes .
Melt butter over low heat and brown the Orzo in it. Stir!
Drain rice, add to Orzo along with the salt. Stir for about 3-4 minutes, then add your HOT water. Put lid on pot and bring to a fast boil, then immediately reduce heat to simmer. After about 20 minutes you have some of the best tasting Pilaf in town ! It’s a great side dish and quite versatile when adding other food to it, like the green beans and lamb.