Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I think this recipe originally came out of our local newspaper. Its been several years. This is a great basic pilaf. You can add fresh vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, etc.


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add crushed red pepper and rice.
  3. Stir well to coat rice with oil.
  4. Cook for a minute or two until rice starts to look translucent.
  5. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until all broth is absorbed.
  7. Remove lid, fluff rice with a fork.
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and black pepper.
  9. Cover just until cheese melts.
  10. Serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

We made this the other night and it was so good! All the kiddos loved it too. I did use just normal rice and cut back on the red pepper flakes for the kids. Yum! Will def make this again!

5 5

Very good rice. I loved this and its so easy to throw together. I will make this again, thank you so much for this awesome recipe.

5 5

Made this the other night to go with Easy Baked Fish#29490. I did add some choppped onion and garlic and homemade chicken broth but followed the rest of the recipe. Very delicious and easy. Thank you.