Herbed Rice Pilaf
We wanted a foolproof recipe for perfectly cooked rice pilaf that was deeply flavored with fragrant herbs-not gummy, bland pilaf.
Why This Recipe Works
For our recipe for Herbed Rice Pilaf, rather than stick to the standard ratio of two parts water to one part rice, we discovered that slightly less liquid produced a perfect pilaf with fluffy grain. Sautéing the rice in a little butter added more flavor than oil, and replacing water with chicken broth made our Herbed Rice Pilaf more savory. We also sautéed onion and garlic in the butter before adding the broth. To get deep, layered herb flavor, we first added an aromatic bay leaf with the garlic to provide a base of herb flavor.