Potluck Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Potluck Rice Pilaf Recipe

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A fun and tasty alternative to potatoes, this savory rice is a popular side dish at gatherings. I especially like its mild soy sauce flavor and flecks of green onion and toasted slivered almonds. -Annette Rodgers, Rosston, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:20-22 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 20-22 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 10 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 196 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add rice; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat; stir in the onions and soy sauce. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in almonds. Yield: 20-22 servings.
Originally published as Potluck Rice Pilaf in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p33

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KScales 85246
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"There was an error in this recipe. The water amount should be 8 cups (not 16). It will be corrrected here soon. We apologize for the error.

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eabarr 73546
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"The water quantity on this cannot be right - 16 cups of water. I had to drain some of the water off, definitely not done in 15 min. Some help would be nice"

stephowens 30215
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"This has been a family favorite for the past 10 years! It is a great side dish to go along with the pineapple pepper chicken on this site. Great for feeding a large party. We love it!"

behannabl 203561
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"I've been making this for about ten years now and I think it's delicious and wouldn't change a thing. It goes especially well as a side with the grilled pork chops recipe on this site that has soy sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar, etc. in the marinade."

angelasandoval 75375
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"This is a good Chinese fried rice. I wouldn't call it "pilaf"."

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