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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Rice Pilaf with Thyme

Mix up your routine by trying this tasty update on rice pilaf.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried


  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium. Add onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden, 8 to 9 minutes. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and thyme.

  2. Step 2

    Reduce to a simmer; cover, and cook until rice is just tender, 15 to 17 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.

Everyday Food, October 2008



Reviews (2)

  • Viajera 19 Mar, 2013

    This dish suprised me with its simple elegance. It is quick and easy to put together, and makes a statement on the table. Its subtle flavours are flexible enough to pair with roasts, chicken, pork chops, and even grilled meats. A definite favourite in our family!

  • mneville 26 Feb, 2012

    This rice is so pretty. It made are family favourite list instantly. It's perfect with fish or chicken.