Aunt Helen's Rice Pilaf

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

My Aunt Helen used to make this to accompany her Sunday Rib Roasts or a thick and juicy London Broil. Aunt Helen passed away twenty years ago but her Rice Pilaf recipe remains a favorite of ours. It's very simple to prepare, no frills, but very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter over moderate heat.
  2. Add birds nest angel hair pasta and stir constantly until nicely browned.
  3. Be careful, as the pasta can burn VERY quickly.
  4. Add rice to the pot and blend with pasta.
  5. Add the chicken broth, salt, and garlic powder.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 20-25 minutes.
  8. When cooked, stir and let set for about 5-10 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is what I have been looking for. My grandma uses vermicelli pieces just like this recipe, but I have never used it to make rice pilaf. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa in Chicago June 04, 2008

This was great - I keep forgetting that I can make all this stuff from scratch instead of opening a box of Rice A Roni - tasted just like Rice Pilaf should to me and I'm completely impressed with myself. Thanks for posting!!!

Ginga January 13, 2007

Aunt Helen's recipe is really a treasure! Thank you very much for sharing. I've prepared it several times and am so pleased to be able to easily serve such perfectly delicious rice. I use only a third cup of angel hair pasta pieces which is plenty. I also use homemade stock and increase the salt to a teaspoon. Thanks again!

Deb's Recipes July 03, 2005

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