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Rice Pilaf

  • yield: Serves 4




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard seed
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 cups homemade Chicken Stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 1 small bunch chives, snipped with scissors


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium ovenproof saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onion and mustard seed, and saute until onion is just wilted, about 2 minutes. Add bell pepper. Continue to cook until vegetables become soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add rice and salt. Stir well to combine. Add chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Cover tightly with a lid, and place in the oven. Cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is al dente, about 17 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Remove from oven. Fluff with a fork, and stir in snipped chives. Serve immediately.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2000

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