Gulf Coast-Style White Rice Pilaf (Arroz Blanco)

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Total Time
5 mins
35 mins

I love this recipe because it cooks in the oven leaving more room on the stovetop or it can cook along with your enchiladas! From Rick Bayless.

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  1. Turn on the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the middle. Set a medium (3 quart) ovenproof saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil, rice and onion. Stir frequently ntil the grains of rice turn from translucent to milky-white, about 5 minutes-for the whitest rice, they shouldn't brown.
  2. Add the garlic and stir a few seconds, until fragrant, then add the chicken broth and 1 teaspoons salt (that's what I usually neeed when using a normally salted broth). Stir a couple of times, then let the mixture come to a full boil.
  3. Cover the pan and set in the middle of the oven. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.