Rice Pilaf with step by step

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  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Rice Pilaf seems to scare a lot of people,it is easy to make and inexpensive,

    Lets start with what is in it

    Water,Butter Rice,Vermicelli 


    Vermicelli we just break them up small


    Melt Butter in a pan that has a fairly tight fitting lid


    Vermicelli is going to foam so you have to keep stirring to see the color



    Here is the color I look for


    Mix in the Rice and cook for 3 min. stirring 


    Add water bring to a boil for 3 to 4 min.

    I like to add chicken soup base to mine


    Boiling


    Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes depending on how you like your Rice

    let rest 5 min. then fluff with a fork



    Thanks for looking

    Richie
     
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  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good!! You can also use orzo to save the step of breaking up the vermicelli.
     
  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, pilaf! So many ways you can go with it. There could be raisins or dates or nuts, there could be different kinds of rice, there could be garlic or pepper.
     
  4. I go a step further and add dried fruit(chopped apricots, cherries or cranberries) at the same time as the water. Rough chopped, toasted pistachios or almonds, after the rice steams and fresh chopped cilantro when plated.

    A small amount of allspice, cinnamon, star anise and/or cloves can add to the wow factor as well. [​IMG]  
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! But man Busch Light?


    POINTS!
     
  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My Lithuanian family had no tradition of anything like a pilaf, except perhaps a sweetened rice pudding for Easter. But I've had a lot of fun with rice-vegetable combinations.
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case That is not light beer,cheap beer because I only rent it LOL Thanks for the Point

    Richie
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    When I first started making it I did use Orzo.The vermicelli just seems tastier to us.I found some small bags of the vermicelli, that are all small pieces I'll look for it later.

    Richie 
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Here is the bag of Vermicelli 


    Richie
     
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Richie, may have to give this a go !
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Justin when you do,once it started simmering do not open the cover.

    Richie
     

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