Serve up an easy side dish tonight with this Simple Brown Rice Pilaf. Based on whole grain and packed with flavor, it's a great supporting actor.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: rice pilaf
Author: Jessica Fisher
2cuplong grain brown riceuncooked, short or long grain
1/2onionchopped for 1/2 cup
In a large skillet with a lid, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the rice and onion.
Saute until the rice the becomes opaque and the onion starts to become translucent.
Add the chicken broth and parsley and bring to a slight boil. Cover and reduce the heat. Cook for 40 minutes, covered, until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Buy in bulk. I know that Costco is the best place to buy ingredients in bulk, like brown rice or chicken stock, when there isn’t a great sale elsewhere. I keep track of prices so that I know who has the best deal where. If you don't think you'll eat through a ten pound bag of rice too quickly, split the purchase with a friend or store the extra in the freezer to extend its shelf life.
Make my own stock.Homemade chicken stock is so easy to make and practically free if you’re already roasting a chicken or buying rotisserie chickens. Extract all the flavor from the bones before you toss them.