Recipe: Herbed rice pilaf

Recipe: Herbed rice pilaf

This tasty rice pilaf is easy to make and takes no time at all. 

Author: Maya Visnyei


Recipe: Herbed rice pilaf

Use fresh herbs when making this tasty rice pilaf. 


Use fresh herbs for this tasty rice pilaf. 


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp each: roughly chopped fresh sage and fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


1 In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat; add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and softened, about 4 minutes.

2 Add the rice and garlic; cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.

3 Stir in the broth, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

4 Remove from the heat; fluff the rice with a fork. Add the basil, sage, thyme, lemon zest and juice and toss with a fork until combined; serve. 

Serves: 4 


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Recipe: Herbed rice pilaf