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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 83.9
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 232.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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Parmesan Rice Pilaf


Parmesan Rice Pilaf

Introduction

Sauteing the rice and onion adds tons of flavor with very little fat. Sauteing the rice and onion adds tons of flavor with very little fat.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 cup finely broken vermicelli, uncooked
    2 tablespoons diced onion
    1 cup long-grain brown rice, uncooked
    1 1/4 cups hot chicken stock
    1 1/4 cups hot water
    1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
    1 bay leaf
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. In a large skillet, heat oil. Sauté vermicelli and onion until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes over medium-high heat.

2. Add rice, stock, water, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes. Fluff with fork. Cover and let stand 5-20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

3. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings--Serving Size: 2/3 cup each






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  • Incredible!
    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
    This is great! It has twice the protein of chicken Rice-a-Roni, fewer calories and carbs, PLUS less than 1/10 the sodium: 65 mg vs 960 mg in the mix. The recipe is so versatile; it can be adapted to fit many tastes and situations. Love it! Thanks for sharing. - 7/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe last night & it was a hit! My guests ate seconds of it. Also, I used brown rice instead of white rice - EXCELLENT! I will definitely make this again. - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Very good, don't listen to the negative comments! Any recipe submitted can be substituted for items the "rater" likes, no need to send a negative comment. - 3/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Everytime I have made this I have forgotten the parm cheese. Even without it, it was great! It doesn't keep longer than a week though, so IF you have leftovers eat them quickly. - 8/22/09

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I used rice sticks (no vermicelli available) and more onion than called for. I also put the uncooked rice in with the onions and rice sticks to brown - not sure if that changed the taste any but it was good! - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    WOW! Homemade rice-a-roni! One of our favorite comfort foods! This dish is yummy...even better than the name brand and MUCH healthier, too! Thank you! Making this a staple in our house! One question, though. Why is chicken breast listed in the ingredients detail instead of the stock?! - 1/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Wow! this was really good. My husband loved it and said it was just like "rice a roni" which he loves. Thank you this is truely a keeper. - 4/10/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I have made this many times. I always add granulated garlic to just about everything next time will use Brown Rice & whole wheat as I have made the switch from white to brown in my house! Will need to cook longer I am sure. Thanks for posting this now I have the nutrition info! Good Suggestions here - 7/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe last night and everybody just loved it. I substituted the white rice with brown rice. I also added chicken breast cut in small pieces. I love all recipes with parmesan cheese. Excellent.
    Condolat - 3/22/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I liked the recipe just the way it is. - 3/22/09

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    excellent I substituted vermicelli for whole wheat spaghettini and used brown rice will definitely make again! would work well as a cassarole/crock pot - 9/24/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was very good with a little rosemary as well. - 3/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My family completely enjoys this dish, perfect side with round steak. Delicious! - 3/14/07

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds good but is it supposed to have chicken in it? When I pulled the ingredient list it had chicken breast in it. Which would makes sense with the nutrional value for protein. - 1/31/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Very good and pretty easy! I will definitely make this again. - 9/25/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    We liked this enough to make it many times! Its not hard to make and it tasted great! - 7/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic recipe !!! Great side dish !!!! - 3/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I LOVED IT AND SO DID MY CO-WORKERS - 3/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is better than Rice-A-Roni. I like that I can control the sodium content and still have my favorite rice dish! - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    WOW--better than the San Francisco treat!! Excellent (I cut the olive oil too) - 1/12/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My family enjoyed this side dish. I cut the olive oil in half and it turned out great. - 10/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    YUM! I substituted vermicelli for whole wheat spaghetti and used brown rice will definitely make again! - 8/13/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I make this quite often but use brown rice so I start with it and add the vermicalli las. All the family loves it, as a variation I sometimes add some mushrooms or vegetables. - 3/23/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The only thing I changed was the rice. I use brown rice. Delicious! - 3/22/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    When I made this I added some additional veggies: broccoli, carrots, edamme and black beans; served it as a main course!! I also substituted Pecorino romano or Goat Cheddar. - 9/6/09

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