Microwave Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Microwave Rice Pilaf Recipe

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In Shattuc, Illinois, Norma Jean Koelmel cooks this speedy side dish to complement most any meal. "It's just the right amount for my husband and me," she notes. "But it's easy to double for a larger family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup each chopped onion, celery and green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 145 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the onion, celery, green pepper and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook on high for 7-10 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Rice Pilaf in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p15

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"Very good!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"easy and loved"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I don't like white rice but I loved this and it is quick."

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