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Tomato Rice Pilaf Recipe

Tomato Rice Pilaf Recipe

Parsley, green onions and tomatoes add festive color to this mild rice dish from Carole Fraser of Toronto, Ontario. “I serve this pilaf quite often as a change from potatoes. It complements any type of meat or chicken.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a 3-cup microwave-safe dish, melt butter. Stir in the rice and onion. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until rice is lightly browned and onion is tender, stirring once. Add broth.
  • 2. Cover and cook on high for 13-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the green onion, tomato and parsley. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 216 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 418 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"Absolutely love this dish. My daughter requests to have this made a least once a week."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Quick and yummy side dish. I served this with the Salisbury Steak recipe from the same issue. It was fresh and light tasting."

Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Awesome, quick side dish to throw together! Will definitely do frequently. Although it said 2 servings, it served 4 quite well."

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