Skip to main content

Homemade Rice Pilaf Recipe

Lisa Jane has been cooking for many years. She loves trying out new recipes as well as cooking old family favorites.


My husband gets bored with the same recipes so I decided to go online to find more easy and simple recipes that I thought he would enjoy. He loves his food especially rice. So the only time that I get to try out new recipes is on Wednesdays since that is my day off from work. I work from 3-11 so trying new stuff is great. We have lots of rice so I looked online and found this easy but simple recipe. He loved this recipe so I thought that I would share it with you. The original recipe called for brown rice but since I didn't have any I substituted white rice instead. I didn't have enough chicken broth so I used what I had and used chicken bouillon also. It tasted great and you didn't notice that I used chicken broth and chicken bouillon. I hope you like this recipe as much as my husband and family did.


Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

45 min

55 min

6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
Scroll to Continue


  1. In a frying pan, over medium heat, melt the butter. While the butter is melting, chop your onion. Add the rice and onion to the melted butter.
  2. Brown the rice until it becomes dark and the onions translucent.
  3. Then add the parsley and the broth and bring it to a boil. After it boils, put a lid on it and then reduce the heat.
  4. After it boils, cook the rice for about 40 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed, covered. Then after it is done, add the salt and pepper to taste.

Related Articles