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Cinnamon Rice Pilaf

Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 ounces uncooked vermicelli, broken into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Add rice and pasta; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in broth, salt, and cinnamon.

  2. Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Prep: 20 min., Bake: 25 min.