Rice Pilaf

 Rice Pilaf

I came up with this tasty side dish as a homemade version of the packaged rice mix… no preservatives!

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2 cups               raw white rice

2/3 cups           raw spaghetti noodles, break into 1″ pieces

4 1/2 cups        chicken broth or vegetable broth

2 tbsp.               butter

1 1/2 tbsp.        olive oil


  1. Add oil to a large saute’ pan over medium heat on the stove.
  2. Add raw spaghetti noodles broken into 1″ pieces, saute’ until light golden brown.
  3. Add rice and continue to saute’ for 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Add broth and bring to a boil then lower to a simmer.
  5. Place lid on the saute’ pan.  Rice will be ready in 20 minutes

Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!