In my experience, rice isn’t always a very easy dish to make, but when you make it correctly, the results are well worth the time and effort. It’s not that it is particularly difficult; there are just a number of things that can go wrong. For me, I always add the wrong amount of water and burn the bottom layer! Still, I’m working on my technique, because when I do get it right, the results are phenomenal.
That’s why I love this Rice Pilaf recipe. With only three ingredients, it’s pretty hard to mess up–even for me! Even with all of the hundreds of variations of Rice Pilaf out there–each with its own unique flavor profile–this is one I’m drawn to again and again. It’s super simple, very affordable, and very versatile. I love that you can really mix it up depending on what type of dish you are serving it with. Add mushrooms, carrots, peppers… whatever you want! This easy Rice Pilaf recipe can easily accommodate your family’s unique tastes.
If you really want to personalize the recipe and make it a little healthier, you can even use your own homemade vegetable broth. I don’t always take the time to do this, but it’s a fantastic way to get a hearty broth for cheap if you don’t have any on hand or if you haven’t seen any good coupons for vegetable broth lately.
Rice Pilaf is a staple side dish. If you don’t have a great recipe already (and even if you do!) this is one easy version you will definitely want to try!
- 2 cups long grain rice (white or brown)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken)
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- Combine all ingredients in a rice cooker. Cook per settings on rice cooker.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Add rice and cook until kernels crackle. Stir occasionally.
- Add broth and stir to combine.
- Heat on high and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and cover. Simmer until rice is tender.
- Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.