No Zee French Rice Pilaf

"This is a really tasty rice pilaf that you can't go wrong trying! I've made it my own over the years."
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  • In 3 quart pan melt butter and saute onion and garlic until onion is limp.
  • Add the 1 cup rice and continue to cook for 10 minutes or so, being careful to stir, until grains of rice are lightly browned and look opaque.
  • Pour in chicken broth, bring to boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rice is tender, stirring a few times.
  • Stir in cheese! Add salt to taste before serving.

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  1. DailyInspiration
    What an easy way to jazz up rice. Made just as directed in my rice cooker and then added the parmesan once done. Next time I might need to add an additional 1/4 - 1/2 cup water just because of the rice cooker. Great addition to our dinner.
  2. Baby Kato
    Very tasty rice potpie. We enjoyed it very much with baked haddock and a simple salad. It is amazing how much flavor is achieved by preparing the rice this way. I used Basmati rice, it turned out perfectly. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe.
  3. ForeverMama
    We enjoyed the combination of onion and garlic and it went well with our chicken dinner and would go make for a great side with any meal. I used jasmine rice (that's what we normally carry) and it came out fluffy and tasty. Thank you ChefPotPie for sharing! Made it for Autumn Fever - 2019.
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  4. WhatamIgonnaeatnext
    I liked this way of doing rice. I used some Greek feta cheese instead of the parmesan. I needed to use it. Thanks for posting this. I made this for the For Your Consideration tag game.
    • Review photo by WhatamIgonnaeatnext
  5. NELady
    This rice was devoured by my family! They loved it! Went great with pork chops. Easy to make and a crowd pleaser! I made as directed, no substitutions or modifications.


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