rice pilaf recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Rice Pilaf Recipe

Rice Pilaf - Soft and fluffy rice with tons of flavor. This easy rice pilaf will become one of your favorite side dish recipes! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice pilaf
Servings: 6
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup onion , finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 15 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in onions and cook until lightly browned. Next add in the minced garlic and rice. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the rice has turned golden brown. Stir often, don't let it burn. 
  • Pour in chicken broth, S&P and bring to a slight boil. Once at a boil, turn the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid. 
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork. S&P to taste and enjoy!


Note: You can also add in chopped bell pepper, celery, carrots or peas along with the onions. 


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 101mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg