Thursday, December 10, 2009

Herbed Rice Pilaf

Here's an easy, good Rice Pilaf for all of your side-dish needs.  This recipe comes from my Mom, and I think she got it from Taste of Home.  It combines rice, butter, some herbs, and dry chicken noodle soup mix.  In case you don't know what that is, it looks kind of like this: dry soup, although I use a different brand.  You'll need one of the pouches from that box, and you use the whole pouch.  Just dump it in.  I usually use brown rice for my cooking, but I've tried this with brown and it's not very good, so I use white.  I never have pimientos on hand, so I leave them out.

Herbed Rice Pilaf

1 cup uncooked, long grain white rice
1 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups water
1 pouch (2 to 2 1/2 ounces) dry chicken noodle soup mix
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped pimientos, optional

In a large skillet, cook the rice, celery, and onion in butter, stirring constantly, until rice is browned.  Stir in the next 6 ingredients, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Stir in pimientos.  Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. 

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Sonya said...

Oh WOW,Im so glad you posted this! I have been wanting some new rice side dishes..I just love that your mom uses Taste of Home recipes too! lol I can buy dry chicken noodle soup here so thats a huge bonus. Thank you so much! I have it written down already:)

Debbie said...

Sounds like a great rice dish. We all love rice in my house so I will give this a try. Thanks!

Katy ~ said...

Dish, I followed this link over from Susie's blog. This does look very good indeed. I'll be making this soon. thanks for this delicious post!

Anonymous said...

OMG Michelle....this is THE best Rice Pilaf I have ever tasted. I made it with Lemon Baked Chicken tonight and it was amazing!


Cookin'mama said...

Dish, I am trying this rice tonight after hearing that it is Jam's "go to" rice dish. Your blog is so well organized that I found this right away but looking at your list of recipes made me anxious to try more!

What A Dish! said...

Cookin, thanks so much! :)

Jams, so glad you liked it! Thanks everyone. :)