Free Recipe Basic Pilaf

Recipe Type: Free Rice Recipes
Recipe Preparation: cook
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Basic Pilaf Recipe

2 tb Olive Oil Or Butter
1 c Uncooked Rice
2 c Hot Chicken Or Beef Broth;
-Or Water
1/2 ts Salt; optional

Basic Pilaf Preparation

Saute rice, stirring constantly, in hot oil or butter in nonstick pan until translucent, about 2 minutes. Combine rice and broth in steaming pan; season to taste. Cover and steam until the rice is done, 18 to 20 minutes. Uncover and allow to dry out, 3 to 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving. Variations: * Soak rice in hot water; allow to cool; drain and proceed with recipe. Turkish cooks consider this step necessary for a fluffier rice. * Although not typical, pilaf may be flavored with onion and garlic. * Pilaf may be sprinkled with finely chopped parsley or paprika to taste just before serving. * Like their neighbors in Italy, Greeks love tomatoes so they can sometimes add the flavor to pilaf. Saute 1/2 cup finely chopped onion in oil. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato or tomato sauce to rice and broth in steaming pan. Onion may be omitted. Recipe by: The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook by Betty L. Torre Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 446 by James and Susan Kirkland <> on Jan 04, 1998

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