Rice Pilaf

"This started out from the joy of cooking. Over time, this is the end result. I use this whenever I need rice. The secret is exact measurments for water and rice."
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  • Melt butter in a 2 qt. saucepan over high heat.
  • Saute' onion and green pepper until tender crisp.
  • Add rice; cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add water and chicken bouillon; bring to a boil.
  • Stir once.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Stir once.
  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Don't look!
  • Remove from heat and uncover.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve hot.

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  1. Stephanie S.
    This was pretty good. I made this last night to go with our fish. My rice was a little sticky but nothing that stopped up from eating it. Thank you for sharing with us.
  2. Jan nVegas
    A good rice recipe. Not your typical rice pilaf you get in the restaurants but very good. I made it exactly as recipe states and rice was done to perfection. Flavor was good and it was colorful on the plate. My husband gave it a thumbs up!
  3. Manerly
    I made this rice pilaf yesterday and everyone just loves it (even our dog) I accidentaly added more onions but it turned out pretty good. Now I am going to make it again for dinner because my husband begged me to. Thank you so much.
  4. basima04
    This is my new favorite rice recipe! It was so good!
  5. RedVinoGirl
    This was really tasty! I cooked twice as long as the recipe stated and still it was kind of liquidy for me but the taste was nice and I followed the recipe to the letter. Paired tonight with recipe #61982 and recipe #193909. Deelish!


  1. Charishma_Ramchandani
    This made a good side dish for our lunch today. The only substitution I made was of using 2 cubes of Maggi Vegetable Broth with onions instead of chicken bouillon cubes. We liked this and I will be making this sometime again. Thank you for the simple, easy and good recipe.


I live in Louisiana. Retired Navy. I surf the web and fell into this site. My favorite cookbook is The joy of cooking, because when in doubt it seems to never fail. Only time to myself; I'd travel. I love to cook and create different recipes we have never tried. Most recipes, I cook verbatem the first time and then adjust to personal taste.
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