Dot's Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf is an eastern european side dish.  My family is from Serbia/Montenegro, and my grandmother (Baba) makes this for all of our family gatherings.  Rice pilaf is definitely one of our family's comfort foods.  My kids love rice pilaf, and I make it at home all of the time. I now add less butter, and recently I have been substituting a cup of white quinoa for one of the cups of rice.  It makes the side dish a little healthier and my family loves it just the same.  


4 Tbsp. of butter

2 cups white rice
2 handfulls dried minced onion
4 handfulls browned vermicelli noodles
5 cups chicken broth
seasoned salt and pepper to taste

In a large saute pan, melt the butter.  Add the rest of the ingredients in order listed: rice, onion, vermicelli, chicken broth, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until done.  

This is my grandmother's "special recipe".  I have cut the butter to update it.  If you want to add more you can.  A cube and a half is what the recipe originally called for.  


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