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Basic Rice Pilaf Recipe

By February 27, 2013

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If you're accustomed to cooking rice by the traditional (in this country, anyway) "boiling" method, where the uncooked rice is covered with cold water and then simmered until the water is absorbed, there's another method you might be interested in: the pilaf method.
Rice Pilaf Recipe
Basic rice pilaf.
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Rice pilaf is a tasty alternative to ordinary boiled rice. In its simplest form, uncooked rice is sautéed in butter or oil, hot stock or broth is added, and then the pot is covered and transferred to the oven where the rice is braised until all the liquid is absorbed. Cooking the rice this way gives you a firmer grain and develops additional flavor through the sautéing. It also helps keep the grains separate and generally results in a less sticky product. Here's the recipe for this basic rice pilaf. And here are a few more resources to help you cook rice: Join Me on Facebook | Follow Me on Twitter

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