{My Favorite Rice Pilaf with Almonds}

This is such a quick and tasty pilaf and perfect to serve on the side with almost anything. I love it. I have tried several different recipes for rice pilaf and this one blows them all away.

1 3/4 cups rice
1/4 cups carrots, finely chopped
1/4 cups celery, finely chopped
4 Tbs butter
4 1/4 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp dried parsley
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Chop up your carrots and celery. Put 2 Tbs of butter into a large skillet. When the butter has melted, add the veggies and rice to the pan. stir it together to combine. Let the rice and veggies cook in the melted butter until some of the rice turns golden brown. Add in the broth and a little salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through. When the rice is cooked, remove the pan from the heat. Add 2 Tbs butter and sliced almonds and the parsley flakes. stir to combine. Add a little more salt and pepper if needed.

Recipe Source: Jamie Cooks It Up

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