Fluffy Rice Pilaf


Use this recipe from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" to prepare fluffy rice pilaf.


  • 1 ½ cups Basic Chicken Stock

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 1 small dried bay leaf

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bring stock to a simmer in a small saucepan.

  2. Melt butter in a 2-quart ovenproof saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bay leaf, and salt and cook until onion is soft and translucent, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add rice and stir well to coat each grain with butter mixture. Cook until rice is fragrant and starting to turn translucent, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.

  4. Add stock and return to a simmer. Transfer to oven, cover, and bake for 16 minutes. Remove from oven. Cover and let steam for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.

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