Garlic Rice Pilaf

Garlic Rice Pilaf – I don’t know about you but side dishes are sometimes that hardest part of meal planning. I often don’t put any side dishes on the menu and just wing it which gets pretty boring because we end up having the same rotation of sides – potatoes, vegetables, rice – blah.

When I had the time one afternoon to make this rice dish I definitely took advantage and the whole family was glad that I made it. It’s a very flavorful dish that I’m sure we’ll be making again and again. It may take a little over an hour for it to all come together but it’s so worth it when you take that first bite of steamy, garlicky rice.

Garlic Rice Pilaf

Garlic rice pilaf

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  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2½ cups chicken broth, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

1. Preheat the oven to 375° F and lightly grease a covered casserole dish, set aside.

2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and rice to the pan and cook until both are golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. stirring often.

3. Add in 1 cup of the chicken broth, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish, cover, and bake for 25 minutes. Then stir in the remaining 1½ cups chicken broth and bake, covered, for another 45 minutes. About 15 minutes before it is finished baking, stir in a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

as seen on Annie’s Eats, originally from What’s Cooking in the Orange Kitchen?

Garlic Rice Pilaf

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