Armenian Rice Pilaf

Side Dishes


1 1/4 Cup(s) Basmati or Mahatma rice

1/4 Cup(s) dried vermicelli

1/4 stick butter

2 Cup(s) chicken stock

1 Cup(s) water

1 Teaspoon(s) salt

1 Pinch(s) pepper


Rinse rice in several changes of cold water until water runs clear.

Crumble vermicelli (1" length), add with butter in a deep, covered pan suitable for cooking rice. Heat until the vermicelli is golden brown. Add rice, chicken broth and water and mix well.

Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer for 25 minutes until rice is cooked. Turn heat off and let sit a few minutes. Stir the pilaf and serve.