Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"A creamy rice pilaf made with arborio rice, Parmesan cheese, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper is a perfect accompaniment for a Spring meal."
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onion, finely chopped
arborio rice, rinsed in a colander until water runs clear
low-sodium chicken broth
grated Parmesan cheese
coarsely ground pepper
Salt, to taste
This wasn't the pilaf I was looking for, but I thought it turned out pretty tasty. I served it with some shrimp scampi and it complimented it well. I reccomend adding garlic and mushrooms like one other reviewer suggested. Also, you don't need to add the salt as most broths already have quite the salt content.
We just didn't like this. I liked the texture but not the taste.
I made this with homemade vegetable broth and everyone loved it. Tonight I am making it with homemade chicken broth and I know it will be great. Don't use that so-called Parmesan in a can! Use the real stuff and grate it yourself, you will be surprised at how much better it is!
Really good and easy. I added sauteed mushrooms and red and yellow peppers at the end with the parmesan. As another reviewer mentioned, use real parmesan cheese. A must!
Really great! Easy to make! Be sure to use fresh parmesan!
Put a couple of pinches of saffron in the chicken stock (that explains the almost neon yellow looking color in the photo). I've made risotto tons of times using the regular method (add stock, stir, add stock, stir, repeat for 45 minutes) and was a little nervous about attempting to cheat. I don't know how I managed it but this came out even creamier than my usual risotto. **Delicious** I'll be making risotto far more often than I used to. Please note, it took much longer than 12 minutes... more like 35. But as long as I didn't have to stand there and stir, and it came out better than my traditional risotto it's a keeper.
This recipe was super easy and really tasty. Was very similar to risotto, without all that stirring.
I was surprised by this dish. It was fine as published, but next time I'm going to try adding some mushrooms!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Parmesan-Black Pepper Arborio Rice Pilaf
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 49
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