Savory Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Savory Rice Pilaf Recipe

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This tasty pilaf is a satisfying blend of flavors and textures.—Grady Walker, Tulsa, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 287 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 671 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute celery in butter for 2 minutes. Add the walnuts, onions, water chestnuts if desired and seasonings; saute 2 minutes longer. Stir into the rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Rice Pilaf in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p18

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"My family loves this rice dish. It is also wonderful if used with red pepper in place of the celery. Delicious!"

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