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Tasty Spicy Rice Pilaf Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Tasty Spicy Rice Pilaf

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"This recipe makes a delicious side dish. Goes good with meats and veggies. It's a tasty rice with a little bit of spice! I LOVE garlic, so if you don't like it as much as I do, then just add 2 cloves instead of 6."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, red pepper, mushrooms, and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in rice. Add chicken stock; cover and boil until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 06, 2013

This rice recipe was a wonderful change from plain rice. I used my food processor to chop up the veggies so this was easy to prepare. I liked the flavor the chicken stock gave the rice and of course adding mushrooms always makes rice taste better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2014

I was so excited to try this as the main picture looks delicious. This was pretty bland and boiling instant rice for 10 minutes turned the rice to mush. This was a let down and a waste of ingredients.

Jan 31, 2014

On the surface it doesn't seem like this would be anything special...but it was. Not too boldly flavored, but not too plain or wimpy either. Just perfect in my mind (tho' I did use regular, long grain converted rice), and I loved the additions of the red pepper and mushrooms. Hubs called this "a work of art." And speaking of Hubs, in consideration of his sensitive innards, I left out the red pepper flakes. I doubt we could have enjoyed this more had I included it. An excellent choice paired with chicken, fish or other seafood.

Aug 03, 2013

Deeeeeelicious! Eating it as I type. I used red onion because I had one huge yellow and three small red. The only thing I will change next time is less stock. I also added some fresh parsley from my garden for the pic. LOVE the mushrooms in it!!

Jul 28, 2014

This was a nice side dish to our dinner of: 'Southwestern Egg Rolls' and 'Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce' both from AR. I did omit the mushrooms, due to personal taste, but kept everything else the same. My guys are huge rice eaters and they both really liked the dish. The next time I would like to try this with long grain rice as opposed to the instant rice.

Jan 26, 2014

Our family really enjoyed this recipe. A great alternative to plain rice. We added more mushrooms than recipe called for so reduced the amount of chicken stock. Didn't boil for 10 minutes as recipe described. Instead brought to a boil and then reduced to low heat for 10 minutes. Will make this one again!

Feb 23, 2015

This was very good! I followed the directions exactly, using a boulion to make the stock. I omitted the mushrooms because I didn't have any on hand but loved the red pepper flakes, it gave it a bit of zip yet not too hot or spicy! Great quick recipe with the use of instant rice.

Sep 13, 2014

Tried this last night. I modified to fit what I had on hand meaning I don't use instant rice. I only used 1/2 roasted red pepper, added 1 small zucchini diced. Did everything else according to instructions but threw it all in the rice cooker with the chicken stock to cook on its own. Was perfect with grilled salmon. Would go very well with shish kabobs or anything else really.


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 937 mg
  • 37%

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

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