Basmati Rice Pilaf Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  1. Heat chicken stock in a saucepan until boiling; keep hot until ready to use.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and bay leaf in the hot oil until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir basmati rice into onion mixture until rice is coated with oil.
  4. Pour hot chicken stock into the rice mixture. Season with salt; stir.
  5. Bring rice mixture to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue simmering until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove saucepan from heat and discard bay leaf. Add butter and fluff the rice with a fork.