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Rice Pilaf


  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste

*Optional, add frozen or fresh, diced vegetables at the beginning of cook time. Carrots, peas, corn, lima beans, etc are good choices.

Rinse rice and soak for 20 minutes, drain, place rice with all the ingredients and cook in a rice cooker. Or cook in a saucepan on the stove on medium high heat for 10 minutes stirring constantly, then cover and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

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