Chicken Noodle Rice Pilaf
Source of Recipe
Sort of like “Rice A Roni,” only a lot better!
List of Ingredients
2 T butter
¼ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup finely diced celery
Pinch of seasoned salt (Lowry's)
1 box of Mrs. Grass chicken noodle soup mix
1 ½ cups of regular long grain rice (raw)
1 small can of mushrooms
3 cups of water
½ cup sliced or slivered almonds, optional, for garnish
Fresh chives and/or parsley, chopped, optional, for garnish
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and celery along with the seasoning salt and cook until just softened, about 3 minutes or so.
Add the rice and the dry noodles from the soup mix to the skillet and continue to sauté until the rice and noodles have toasted up a little bit.
Add the water, mushrooms, and the seasoning packet from the soup mix. Stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer with a lid on for about 12 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed. DO NOT STIR.
Remove the pan from the heat, keep the lid on, and set aside for 5 minutes.
Fluff the rice up with a large fork, and stir in the almonds and chives/parsley if using.