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The Best Rice Pilaf

Why is this the best rice pilaf? Because it is my Mom's recipe. White rice cooks to perfection in the oven with just a few surprising ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • 1 stick margarine or substitute with butter
  • 1 small sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper finely chopped
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 4-oz cans mushrooms stems and pieces drained
  • 2 10.5-oz cans beef consommé


  •  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Finely chop both the onion and green pepper.
  • Add one stick of margarine and the chopped onion and green pepper to a large, Pyrex measuring cup (or similar microwave safe dish).
  • Microwave the margarine, onion and green pepper in one minute increments, stirring after each minute, until the margarine (or butter) is completely melted.
  • Drain two cans of mushrooms and add them to a large, clean bowl. 
  • Add the rice, onion and green pepper mixture, and two cans of beef consommé.
  • Stir the mixture until well combined.
  • Carefully pour the rice mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Bake the rice on the center rack of the oven at 350 degrees F, uncovered, for one hour.