Armenian Rice Pilaf

*Better than any boxed pilaf you’ll ever taste, and just as easy!*


  • ½ cup uncooked spaghetti (broken into ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 4 Tbs butter or margarine
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 chicken bouillon cubes
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


Break spaghetti into pieces. Set aside. Melt butter in a skillet. Add spaghetti pieces. Brown at medium heat, careful not to burn. Stir frequently. Remove from heat. Add rice. Stir until mixed. Boil water, salt, pepper, and bouillon cubes until cubes are dissolved. Add rice mixture to boiling water and cover. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, and do not lift the lid during this time. Pilaf is done when small holes appear throughout the rice mixture.