Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I'm from California and this is a true pilaf recipe from some Armenian friends I have. The key to perfect rice pilaf is not to PEEK while it's cooking!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in 2 qt saucepan.
  2. Crumble vermacelli and add to melted butter.
  3. Saute until vermacelli is golden brown.
  4. Add rice, broth, water.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer.
  7. Cover and cook for 25 minutes.


Most Helpful

Excellent rice dish. Very flavourful. So easy to make. I used spaghettini because I didn't have any vermicelli. Will definitely make this again!

cuisinebymae October 07, 2003

Excellent recipe. So simple. I started making it in 2007 and last night I made it for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it. Makes a nice amount. Only improvement IMO, a little salt. Thank you.

lendube November 29, 2013

I make this all the time, we love it! The directions are perfect, turns out the same every time. Thank you!

CharityAnn March 27, 2007

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