Sour Cream Pilaf

"Great side dish for any meal. Of course, I love mushrooms, sour cream, and almonds, so why wouldn't I like this?"
photo by Jostlori photo by Jostlori
photo by Jostlori
photo by NorthwestGal photo by NorthwestGal
photo by karen photo by karen
photo by diner524 photo by diner524
Ready In:




  • Saute almonds in 1 tbsp butter in a small skillet until lightly browned; remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine rice and next 7 ingredients (stopping before sour cream) in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Turn the heating element off, but leave the rice on the hot eye. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  • Add the sour cream and mushrooms to the rice mixture; stir well. Check to make sure the rice is still hot -- if not turn the eye back on low heat to heat the sour cream/rice mix. Transfer rice to a serving dish; sprinkle with the almonds and parsley. Serve immediately.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. MarraMamba
    This was a perfect side dish to our chicken it’s a keeper
  2. Jostlori
    This one is going straight into my Best of 2022 file. The rice is absolutely delicious! I used fresh mushrooms, not canned. And jasmine rice. Instead of stove top, I used my rice cooker and it turned out perfectly. The sour cream makes it so creamy, and the toasted almonds add a perfect crunch to complement the creaminess. Loved the subtle but "there" flavor of the bay leaf. The hubby couldn't stop saying how good it was! Thanks for sharing! Made for play in For Your Consideration at Food Friends and Fun.
  3. NorthwestGal
    This was delightful. I loved the added touch of the sour cream, but the mushrooms contributed a nice flavor and the almonds offered a nice contrast in texture in comparison to the softer mushrooms. It was a great rice dish. I forgot to add the parsley until after I took the photo, so my photo is missing the fresh parsley (which offers a nice splash of bright color to the more neutral white tones of all the other ingredients). Thanks, breezermom.
    • Review photo by NorthwestGal
  4. karen
    I'm in love with this rice. It has a strong sour cream taste and it's sticky like risotto (I did use medium grain rice though). The mushrooms and almonds are perfect. Next time I would add more mushrooms...I used about 5 fresh button mushrooms. Maybe add some sauteed onions to the mushrooms too. I made a full recipe knowing I would be working a lot and wouldn't have time to cook...this tastes just as great as leftovers as it did right off the stove. Going in my Best of 2018 list! Make for FYC game at FFF forum.
    • Review photo by karen
  5. GJBartlett
    Fantastic recipe! Made it for a dinner club. Everyone thought it was awesome and one of the recipe. Followed directions exactly as they were suggested.



Find More Recipes