" Near-East" Rice Pilaf (Low Fat)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love those boxed rice pilaf, but the price is killer. Why buy when making this at home is so much easier and so inexpensive? This recipe will use only a little oil, and more seasonings to make this very tasty. A quick and beautiful dish that's sure to impress.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non-stick pot, heat oil.
  2. Add orzo and sautee until browned.
  3. Add the rice.
  4. To the 3 cups of boiled water, add the chicken soup mix, garlic powder, turmeric, black pepper, and turmeric.
  5. Add seasoned water mixture to the pot, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes until all water has evaporated. Don't open lid.
  6. Remove from heat after 20 minutes and allow to rest 10minutes.
  7. Fluff with fork.
Most Helpful

This was pretty good, but very salty because of the amount of chicken soup base. I'll try this again with either chicken stock or less chicken soup base. Thanks!

Scarlett516 April 25, 2009