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Potluck Rice Pilaf Recipe

Potluck Rice Pilaf Recipe

A fun and tasty alternative to potatoes, this savory rice is a popular side dish at gatherings. I especially like its mild soy sauce flavor and flecks of green onion and toasted slivered almonds. -Annette Rodgers, Rosston, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:20-22 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 10 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add rice; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat; stir in the onions and soy sauce. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in almonds. Yield: 20-22 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 196 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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KScales User ID: 3262967 85246
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"There was an error in this recipe. The water amount should be 8 cups (not 16). It will be corrrected here soon. We apologize for the error.

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eabarr User ID: 1049365 73546
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"The water quantity on this cannot be right - 16 cups of water. I had to drain some of the water off, definitely not done in 15 min. Some help would be nice"

stephowens User ID: 2095402 30215
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"This has been a family favorite for the past 10 years! It is a great side dish to go along with the pineapple pepper chicken on this site. Great for feeding a large party. We love it!"

behannabl User ID: 5300047 203561
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"I've been making this for about ten years now and I think it's delicious and wouldn't change a thing. It goes especially well as a side with the grilled pork chops recipe on this site that has soy sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar, etc. in the marinade."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 75375
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"This is a good Chinese fried rice. I wouldn't call it "pilaf"."

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