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Rice Pilaf with step by step

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

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

post #2 of 11
Looks good!! You can also use orzo to save the step of breaking up the vermicelli.
post #3 of 11

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.

post #4 of 11

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. :icon_mrgreen: 

post #5 of 11
Looks great! But man Busch Light?


POINTS!
post #6 of 11

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.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Looks great! But man Busch Light?


POINTS!

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

Richie

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post

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

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 

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Here is the bag of Vermicelli 

 

 

Richie

post #10 of 11
Looks great Richie, may have to give this a go !
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

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


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

Richie

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