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Quick Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Quick Rice Pilaf

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"One pan, easy to prepare, delightful to smell and eat. I throw this on when I have company coming, as I know I don't have to watch it. The recipe can be expanded easily by adding more rice, water and vegetables. It's always delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large skillet melt butter/margarine over medium heat. Add rice and bay leaf. Stir until rice is translucent but not browned. Add pepper, herb-and-spice blend, bouillon and water. Mix well and bring all to a boil.
  2. Add chicken, submerging under water. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low. Let simmer as long as rice dictates. Add the mixed vegetables in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Add hot pepper sauce and stir well.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2004

Good and easy to prepare. The recipe asks for an excessive amount of pepper, making the dish very hot. Had I also added the indicated 2 T of hot sauce, a hole would have been burned through the pot. Glad I tasted before adding hot sauce and was able to thus prevent the dish from becoming inedible.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 02, 2008

This reminded me of chicken soup gone wrong where all the broth had evaporated. It is a one timer recipe for us. I did cut back to a quarter tsp of black pepper as recommended and instead of the hot pepper sauce, I used a couple dashes of cayenne which made it peppery enough.

Jan 12, 2004

This calls for way too much pepper! Cut the pepper to 1/2 or even 1/4 teaspoon, and it'll be delicious.

Jul 23, 2003

I didn't use the chicken in the recipe, as I only needed a side for our lobster dinner last night. I used basmati rice and my own medley of vegies. The whole family enjoyed this very much Gayle!

Jun 23, 2003

I made the vegetable version and it was the perfect side dish for my daughter's birthday dinner Grandson ate 4 large helpings. It was easy to prepare leaving my attention to the more complicated main dish.

Apr 03, 2006

We didn't care for this very much. Sorry! I'm not sure why, but the flavors just did not seem to work together. I LOVE black pepper; it's among my favorite spices. This, to me, is what made this even possible to eat.

Jun 23, 2003

suprisingly awesome

Aug 19, 2009

This was delicious! I was looking for a great chicken & rice recipe & found it here...so moist, too. I did modify it to suit my family's taste, however: I did omit the hot sauce & next time I will also leave out the pepper...it was too hot & spicy. Also, I substituted a carton of chicken broth for the bouillion cubes (I personally don't use them because of the MSG.) Because of the amount of broth, I didn't need to add the water. Also, used just one bag of vegetables & that was plenty.


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  • Calories
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 6.6 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 34.8 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 629 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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