Basmati-Sun-Dried Tomato Rice Pilaf

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Serves: 6,Yield: 4cups
  • About This Recipe

    “Great main dish rice dish. you can add chicken if you like for a little more substance”


  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 3tablespoonsshallots, finely chopped
  • 1cupbasmati rice
  • 1/3 cupdried sun-dried tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonfresh ground pepper
  • 2cupschicken stock( homemade if possible)
  • 1ounce cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • Directions

  • Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot.
  • Add shallots; sauté 1 to 2 minutes or until soft.
  • Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and stock; mix well.
  • Cover; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Place in serving bowl; top with cheese.
  • Reviews

  • “Very quick prep and quite tasty. I used sundried tomatoes in oil pulled from the jar with a fork so there was plenty of oil left on them. This seemed to address some of the dryness issues folks mentioned.”

  • “I was looking for a quick and easy to prepare basmati rice tonight and tried this recipe.This was really good.Great flavour and so easy to make with ingredients that are commonly on hand.I needed to add just a little more broth near the end to fully cook the rice.Delicious.Will definately be making this again!”

  • “We really enjoyed this recipe. It had a lot of the flavors we were looking for. This was a bit on the dry side adding more liquid would be great. Nothing was jumping out at us. Overall a good side dish. Thanks for posting. :)”

  • “I ended up making this with a brown rice blend b/c I was out of white rice. Lots of flavor! I served it as a side dish to stuffed chicken breasts, along with sauteed green beans. Yum! Thanks for sharing.”