Rice Pilaf with Shallots and Parmesan Recipe

Perfect for 2. Orzo pasta also works well.


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of sea salt


Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in rice; sauté 1 minute. Stir in broth and wine; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, parsley, pepper, and salt.