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If you are in need of a quick side dish that is easy to prepare and tastes great, this is your answer! Who wants boring plain rice when you can easily ‘spruce’ it up with minimal effort?! The chicken broth, parsley and minced onion give it just the right amount of flavor and color to look pretty on your table and please your tastebuds:) If you want to you could add slivered almonds for crunch. This recipe works great in a rice cooker or on the stovetop.
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Easy Rice Pilaf
Submitted by Melanie~ The Sisters Cafe
1 c. rice
2 c. chicken broth
2 TB dried parsley
1/4 c. minced onion
For White Long Grain Rice: Heat all ingredients in a medium saucepan to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
For Brown Long Grain Rice: Increase broth by 3/4 cup. Heat all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes.
If using a rice cooker: combine all ingredients together and cook as directed by the owners manual.