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Microwave Rice Pilaf Recipe

Microwave Rice Pilaf Recipe

In Shattuc, Illinois, Norma Jean Koelmel cooks this speedy side dish to complement most any meal. "It's just the right amount for my husband and me," she notes. "But it's easy to double for a larger family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/4 cup each chopped onion, celery and green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules


  • 1. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the onion, celery, green pepper and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook on high for 7-10 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 145 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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valanddansmith User ID: 988113 47741
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"Very good!"

03kids User ID: 1268353 89200
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"easy and loved"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 43949
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I don't like white rice but I loved this and it is quick."

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