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Basic Pilaf

  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 6-ounce raw chicken breast half, chopped fine (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add chicken and cook for 4 minutes. Add rice and bay leaf, stir to coat and add stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Season with salt and pepper, fluff rice with a fork and serve.