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Pilaf is a savory, flavorful side dish that is easy to make. It only requires one pan too, making both the cooking process and clean-up a breeze. If you’re a busybody, you can quickly make this herbed pilaf and pair it with any meal.
The technical definition of pilaf is that it is a meal made of grain or beans cooked in broth and mixed with seasonings. Onions, garlic, and spices are used to add flavor to a pilaf.
Regular rice is cooked in boiling water without flavorings or seasonings added. On the other hand, pilaf is sauteed with aromatics before cooking it in broth.
Using the right herbs and spices can level up your rice to new heights. Herbs such as rosemary, cilantro, and oregano go well with rice. For spices, you can use cumin, cardamom, saffron, and five-spice.
Herbed pilaf uses ingredients that can be found in your pantry, making it easy and convenient to cook. This meal is also very versatile, as you can adjust it according to your preference. It can be served with almost anything, too. Give it a try!
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