Easy Rice Pilaf and a Winner

by Melanie on August 22, 2011



**It was so fun reading all your  great kid favorites.  In fact, I can’t wait to try a few!  The winner was chosen using random.org.  Congratulations to Brooke, who wrote, “Honestly…my kids go CRAZY over homemade popcorn. We even make it when we go camping!”  We hope your kids and you enjoy your new cookbook, “When Life Gives You Kids!”  (Brooke, please email me at [email protected] with your address). And thanks to the rest of you who didn’t win, you can still pick up this new sensation at www.lemonpoppycake.com.  Happy Cooking!  Mindy**

If you are in need of a quick side dish that is easy to prepare and tastes great, this is your answer!  Who wants boring plain rice when you can easily ‘spruce’ it up with minimal effort?!  The chicken broth, parsley and minced onion give it just the right amount of flavor and color to look pretty on your table and please your tastebuds:)   If you want to you could add slivered almonds for crunch.  This recipe works great in a rice cooker or on the stovetop.

Also, today at Melandboys I am sharing a secret to keeping your family organized:)  Check it out, it has been a life saver for me!

Easy Rice Pilaf

Submitted by Melanie~ The Sisters Cafe

1 c. rice
2 c. chicken broth
2 TB dried parsley
1/4 c. minced onion

For White Long Grain Rice:  Heat all ingredients in a medium saucepan to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

For Brown Long Grain Rice:  Increase broth by 3/4 cup. Heat all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes.

If using a rice cooker:  combine all ingredients together and cook as directed by the owners manual.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mindy August 22, 2011 at 8:19 am

Looks yummy, Melanie! I love easy recipes for every day cooking.


2 brittany August 22, 2011 at 8:53 am



3 Brittany August 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

thanks sis – I really wanted an easy rice pilaf dish. You read my mind! :)


4 Jan August 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm

This is a VERY easy and very good, tried and true recipe! I made this for a large crowd (40 people) and it was a hit. It goes well with almost any meat dish.


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