The “Goes With Just About Everything” Rice Pilaf

This is the “goes with just about everything” rice pilaf. No matter if you have chicken, beef, pork, seafood, wild game, etc., we have found that this dish has literally partnered with so many dishes, and is even delicious on its own during fasting time, and as a vegetarian dish. It consists of toasted pasta and rice, seasoned with the “generic” salt and pepper. This recipe is for (4) 1 cup servings. Here we go……

1 small red or white sweet onion, finely chopped or diced

4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (or vegetable oil, if you are fasting)

small bunch or handful of whole wheat spaghetti (about 1/6 of a one pound box), cut into small 3/4 inch sticks

1 cup parboiled (the rice that is not sticky) extra long grain white rice

2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

fresh cracked pepper

finely chopped parsley (optional)

non-stick skillet

In your non-stick skillet, add your oil and onions and saute’ for about 5 minutes on medium, or until they are nice and soft. Next, add your pasta, and toast for about one to two minutes. You are going to be looking for a toasted brown color here, but not too toasted yet, because you still need to add the rice to be sautéed as well. Next, add your rice, and saute’ another 2 minutes. Now it is time to make your home-made “broth”, by adding your water slowly (because the pan is hot, it will sizzle), salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand covered for 5 more minutes. Stir, add your parsley (optional), and enjoy with your favorite dish, or alone. Thank you for reading my blog.  🙂


The “Goes With Just About Everything” Rice Pilaf


One response to “The “Goes With Just About Everything” Rice Pilaf

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