Easy rice pilaf -my fave!


Rice pilaf has to be hands down one of the best rices out there. It is super easy to make, so we usually end up making it several times a month. I had to go in for oral surgery earlier this week, so I was only able to eat soft foods. I ate ice cream for lunch and by dinner I was craving something salty. I had my husband make up a batch of this easy rice pilaf and it was perfect! I ate almost the whole bowl! This rice goes with just about anything too! Sometimes I’ll throw in carrots and peas as well. It’s the perfect side dish. :)

Easy and delicious rice pilaf on @iheartnaptime


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Easy rice pilaf


  • 1/3 stick of salted butter
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped fine)
  • 1 cup Thai Jasmine long grain rice
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • S&P to taste


1. In a pot melt the butter over medium heat. Add in onions and cook until lightly browned. Next add in the minced garlic and cook for one minute. Pour in chicken broth and rice. Bring to a slight boil and then turn the heat to low. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 15-20 additional minutes, or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork. S&P to taste and enjoy!

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Easy and delicious rice pilaf on @iheartnaptime

So have you tried rice pilaf? What’s your favorite rice?

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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8 comments on “Easy rice pilaf -my fave!”

  1. This looks great. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. I think Rice Pilaf is my most favorite side dish over potatoes. I love using the Thai Jasmine long grain rice! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! And hope you start feeling better! (=

  3. I’ll have to try this. My kids LOOOVE the Near East Rice Pilaf, and I’ve been wishing I could find a recipe to make it from scratch. I’ll have to give this a try!

  4. I made this AMAZING rice tonight!! I seriously want to make another pan and hide in a closet and eat it all! HAHAHA! (I will refrain though) My daughter  who is not a lover of rice said it was good and my husband scraped the pan clean and piled all the leftovers on his plate (huge compliment!). This will be my new “go-to” side when I want rice! The only thing I did differently was I used 1/4 cup of butter because I buy the “half sticks” and it was just easier to throw the entire thing in the pan and not measure a little more from another stick. Then I didn’t use the onion because my family does not like the texture of cooked onion. Instead I just seasoned with onion powder. Then when I added the rice, I let it sauté in the butter for a minute or two before adding the chicken stock. I did need a little extra chicken stock at the end to finish it off. Perfect!   

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