Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rice Pilaf

I needed a quick side dish and have been craving rice lately.  This hit the spot.  I feel a little guilty for not using brown rice, but the family is having a hard time adjusting...so I caved!!  It had great flavor.  I loved the addition of the almonds.
Rice Pilaf
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup rice
1/2 cup celery, diced
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
*1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)
Melt butter and saute onion and garlic until onion is limp. Add the rice and cook for about 5 minutes or until rice starts to look opague. Stir often so rice does not burn.  Pour in broth and add almonds(if desired) . Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.  Simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender.  Stir a few times.
When rice is tender stir in the cheese. 
*I used beef broth this time because I was serving it with beef.  It was good.

5 comments:

  1. I finally got my family used to brown rice, but once in awhile the white rice is a nice change. This looks very good.

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  2. Now this I could live with ... cheese in it! Yum!!

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  3. Oh, I can do this! I always thought I had to use the boxed version. Thanks for sharing.

    Haupi
    http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

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  4. Have you made rice pilaf with brown rice at all? Did it work? I'd love to try. :D

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  5. I've never made it, but it sure looks yummy :)

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