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Rice Pilaf Recipe

A delicious accompaniment to the Spice-Infused Shish-Kabob Chicken recipe in the Summer 2021 issue of Susquehanna Life magazine. 


  • 4 to 6 SERVINGS
  • 4 T unsalted butter
  • 2 oz. angel hair pasta or vermicelli, broken into 1"–2" pieces (about ¾ cup)
  • 1½ cups basmati or other long-grain white rice, rinsed well
  • 2¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • Kosher salt


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add pasta and cook, stirring often, until golden brown and very fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add rice and gently stir to coat in butter. Add broth and a big pinch of salt, increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a simmer. Stir once, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until broth is absorbed and rice is tender, 18–20 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, and fluff rice gently with a fork. Cover and let sit 5–10 minutes before serving.

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