Whether it's a busy weeknight or a special occasion, rice pilafs are a perfect complement to any meal. Pilaf is typically a blend of rice, spices and orzo pasta. Pilafs can also have ingredients added such as other grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables, meat or seafood -- the variations are as endless as your creativity! Each Near East® Pilaf comes with a separate packet containing a unique blend of herbs, spices and other special ingredients to create an authentic flavor from around the world!
Parboiled Long Grain Rice, Orzo (Macaroni Product made from Wheat Flour), Salt, Autolyzed Yeast Extract*, Onions*, Garlic*, Turmeric Spice which imparts Color.*Dried.
Range top directions:1. In medium saucepan, bring 1-3/4 cups water and 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil just to a boil.2. Stir in rice and contents of spice sack. Return to a boil.3. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until most of water is absorbed.4. Fluff pilaf lightly with fork before serving.Makes 3 cups.See side panel for microwave, low fat and high altitude directions.Microwave directions:1. In round 2-quart microwaveable glass casserole, combine rice, contents of spice sack, 2-1/4 cups water and 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil.2. Cover, microwave at high 18 to 21 minutes or until most of water is absorbed.*3. Let stand about 5 minutes or until all water is absorbed.4. Fluff pilaf lightly with fork before serving.*Microwave ovens may vary. Adjust times as needed.Low fat directions:Follow package directions, except omit butter or olive oil and add additional 3 tablespoons water. (See back panel for information about sodium and other nutrients.).High altitude preparatio