Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf Recipe

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The zesty flavor of onion is great with the crunch of celery in this light dish. It's a tasty side dish for a holiday meal. I sometimes add chopped shrimp, chicken or beef to make it into a one-dish meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

0.700 cup: 235 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 424mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the rice, celery and onion in butter until the rice is lightly browned and the vegetables are tender.
  2. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. casserole. Combine all the remaining ingredients; pour over rice mixture. Cover and bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Rice Pilaf in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p31

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 244130
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"Very good rice recipe. I followed directions as written, and it tasted great. I will make this again."

laburt User ID: 7057194 1307
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"We felt that the rice was bland."

hahymen User ID: 3888769 4584
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"It's requested about twice a month for this recipe. Love the flavors!"

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