Armenian Pilaf
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
9 ingredients
3 servings
This is a recipe that I have been making since I was a teenager. My Step-Father was Armenian, and we ate this pilaf often, with our evening meal. It has a great buttery flavor, and can be made with either brown rice or long grain, white rice. It's YUMMY either way. I learned to make it with just butter. However, using a combination of oil and butter, helps to keep smoking and burning to a minimum, while still imparting the great buttery taste. I have also made it with just olive oil, and also with a combination of butter and olive oil. Of course, the flavor is slightly different. I think it has the best flavor, when made with just 3 Tbsp of butter (no oil), but it is healthier with the butter/oil combination, and healthiest with 2 Tbsp oil and no butter.

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Serving Size (36.19 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 176.84 Calories from Fat 116.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.95g 59.75%
Saturated Fat 5.44g 81.59%
Trans Fat 0.33g %
Cholesterol 21.2mg 21.2%
Sodium 451.74mg 56.47%
Total Carbohydrate 15.56g 15.56%
Dietary Fiber 0.74 g 8.85%
Sugars 3.3 g %
Protein 0.1g 0.62%
Vitamin A 253.39IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 13.0mg% Iron 0.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
long grain white rice, organic chicken broth