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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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!

Mrs. Woods August 19, 2011

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.

mommyoffour October 09, 2010

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.

mama smurf September 16, 2010