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Savory Aromatic Rice Medley

A Delightful Twist on Traditional Rice Pilaf

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Savory Aromatic Rice Medley

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 35 minutesRest time: 5 minutesTotal time: 50 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:204 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Savor the perfect blend of fluffy rice, aromatic spices, and a medley of vegetables with this Savory Aromatic Rice Medley recipe. A versatile side dish that pairs wonderfully with your favorite proteins, it’s sure to become a staple at your family dinners.



  1. Assemble your ingredients.
  2. In a pan, heat the butter over a gentle medium flame until it’s liquefied. Toss in the orzo pasta, stirring it frequently until it achieves a rich golden hue.
  3. Mix in the chopped onion, sautéing until it turns clear and soft.
  4. Add the minced garlic to the pan, allowing it to cook for a brief span of 60 seconds. Incorporate the uncooked rice and pour in the chicken stock, then increase the heat to bring the mixture to a vigorous boil.
  5. Once boiling, dial back the heat to a low setting, secure the pan with a lid, and let the contents simmer gently. Continue this process until the rice is soft and has absorbed all the liquid, which should take between 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. After the cooking time has elapsed, take the pan off the heat source and let it rest, still covered, for an additional 5 minutes. Afterward, use a fork to separate the grains and fluff the rice.
  7. Serve the dish warm and savor the flavors.


  • – For a vegetarian version, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth.
    – The rice can be substituted with brown rice; however, the cooking time may need to be adjusted accordingly.
    – Adding a bay leaf to the broth can enhance the flavor.
Keywords:Rice Pilaf, Aromatic Rice, Side Dish, Vegetables, Easy Recipe

Can I use brown rice for this recipe?

Yes, brown rice can be used, but keep in mind that it will require a longer cooking time.

Is it possible to make this dish ahead of time?

Absolutely, you can prepare this rice pilaf in advance and reheat it when needed. It may require a splash of water or broth to loosen it up when reheating.

Can I add other vegetables to this pilaf?

Yes, feel free to add other vegetables such as peas, bell peppers, or mushrooms to customize the dish to your liking.

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