Classic Rice Pilaf

Classic Rice Pilaf

Side Dish Rice Pilaf

Cooking a perfect batch of white rice without a rice cooker can be a challenge. That's why we are going for forget about cooking rice on the stove and show you the incredibly delicious and absolutely foolproof world of pilaf!

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 312
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 1h 5m


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pinch saffron (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   Melt butter and olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 3   Combine rice and onion mixture in a 9x13-inch casserole dish placed on a baking sheet. Stir thoroughly to coat the rice.
  • 4   Combine chicken stock, salt, saffron, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 5   Pour chicken stock mixture over rice in the casserole dish and stir to combine. Spread mixture evenly along the bottom of the pan. Cover tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • 6   Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove foil and fluff with a fork to separate the grains of rice.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 9.1g 14%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 956mg 38%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 51.7g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 5g 10%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 151IU  
Vitamin C 2mg  
Calcium 27mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 18mg  
Folate 146mcg