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Almond Rice Pilaf
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
23 mins

This Almond Rice Pilaf recipe calls for pantry staples and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. An easy, delicious, versatile side dish!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 275 kcal
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Herbes de Provence or dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet with a lid over MEDIUM heat. Add rice, orzo and almonds and cook, stirring, for several minutes until they are lightly toasted.

  2. Carefully pour in the chicken broth. Add all the seasonings, except the parsley. Stir to combine and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to LOW, cover the skillet and cook for 20 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed and the rice and orzo are tender and fluffy. Remove from the heat, stir in parsley, and serve.
Recipe Notes

To reheat, add a splash of water and microwave for a minute, or until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Rice Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 233mg10%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.