I love rice pilaf, but I've only ever made it from a box. Well, hey now! I was recently surprised to find this recipe for a homemade version that looked extremely simple. Of course, I had no idea what a vermicelli noodle was, but I found it at Whole Foods (and I wouldn't be surprised if regular supermarkets carried them too). And guess what? It WAS extremely simple, and it made enough rice to feed a small army (or a family of 4, if you're Carson and I and you stand over the pot after dinner eating the leftovers with a giant serving spoon). You should make this, it's the perfect side. I used white basmati rice with a whole grain vermicelli, but you could use brown rice as well. Add peas, add chicken, a fried egg - the possibilities are endless! Yum.
Tomorrow: check back for an easy Chicken Piccata.