Rice Pilaf Like Joe's Crab Shack

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love how this smells when it's cooking! A very different version of pilaf.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a sauce pan.
  2. Add rice, cover and cook till rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Sauté celery, pepper, onion, and 1 t butter till tender.
  4. Stir vegetables into rice.
  5. Remove bay leaf before serving.


Most Helpful

Very easy to prepare and a perfect side dish for seafood. Enough flavor without being too much and the red pepper makes it SO pretty! Thanks for posting this!

SkyGlitter February 05, 2010

The most tasty rice pilaf that I have ever made by myself-thanks for sharing the recipe.

Stefanie828 September 22, 2009

I have never been to Joe's Crab Shack before but this is the best rice pilaf I have ever eaten! I love trying new rice dishes and this one is just delicious. It definitely needed salt when it was done though, but it has a nice, light flavor to it. I also used unsalted butter so that may be why I felt it needed extra seasoning, but nevertheless, I loved it and it couldn't be any easier to prepare. This is a keeper for sure :-)

PatriotsGirl April 18, 2008

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