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Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf

 Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, saute the rice, celery and onion in butter until
  • the rice is lightly browned and the vegetables are tender.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with margarine) equals 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat; also, 124 calories, 65 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 21 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 3 gm fat.