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Noodle Rice Pilaf

By adding a few fine egg noodles to a rice pilaf, you can have a deliciously different side dish. Terrific with fish, this dish also goes well with meat or poultry. —Kathy Schrecengost Oswego, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked fine egg noodles or broken vermicelli (1-inch pieces)
  • 2-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add rice and noodles; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until noodles are lightly browned. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20-25 minutes or until broth is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 298 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 759mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • mrscessna
    Jun 7, 2020

    I put this in my Ninja foodie on the pressure setting for 6 min and then natural release. It comes out perfect.

  • amsm
    Jan 22, 2017

    This is the perfect side dish! It is delicious and easy to prepare! I substituted angel hair pasta for the noodles and it turned out great.

  • Brossi
    Dec 3, 2016

    Loved this dish. May add in 1/2 teaspoon chicken stock powder next time for a little added flavour, but otherwise a perfect recipe. Whole family enjoyed this and scored it 10/10. Thanks for an awesome recipe.

  • flyingmangos
    Aug 13, 2016

    Definately keeping this rice recipe! My son who normally doesn't like rice had 3 servings! Maybe it was all the butter (which I may try to halve next time) and Jasmine rice, but it was perfectly delicious. I also noticed the liquid was cooking out before it was done, so I just added a little water. I would like to try it with the veggies added.

  • Jellybug
    Dec 13, 2015

    Love this recipe. I sometimes, add sliced green onions to the rice. My boyfriend is always requesting this delicious side dish!

  • cynandtom
    Nov 16, 2015

    I found the liquid cooked out before rice was done, so I just added more stock, and it came out fine. Nice easy side dish, will keep in our rotation.

  • adamscook
    Sep 26, 2015

    Perfect side to go with any meal!

  • wintermom9597
    Nov 18, 2014

    Always a favorite. I decrease the amount of butter by half, and add diced celery, carrots and onion. We love it.

  • lissaliss
    Oct 21, 2013

    Turned out great! Less sodium than pre-made box version too!

  • Simpsoan
    Jan 2, 2013

    Loved this dish! Will be making it again soon!