Applebee's Almond Rice Pilaf

Applebee's Almond Rice Pilaf Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Lynn Hoar


I use this recipe often for a good "go with anything" rice dish!

I have one of those "Top Secret Restaurant Recipe Cookbooks" and found this Applebee clone recipe posted in the book.


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
25 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 -1/4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    sliced almonds
  • 1/3 c
    diced celery
  • 1/3 c
    diced red onion
  • 1/8 plus c
    fresh chopped parsley

How to Make Applebee's Almond Rice Pilaf


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in saucepan that has a lid. Add the rice and saute in butter for 2-4 minutes or until the rice becomes a light brown color. While rice is cooking heat broth in microwave or in a seperate pot on stove top until broth begins to bubble.
  2. When rice is brown, add hot broth and salt to rice, Cover pan with lid and reduce heat to low,simmering rice for 20 minutes.
  3. As rice cooks, in a small fry pan, melt the remaining butter, add in almonds, celery and onions...saute for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. After the rice has cooked for 20 minutes,remove from heat... add sauted veggies and nuts, stir in parsley and let sit covered for about 5 min or until all liquid is absorbed!


Printable Recipe Card

About Applebee's Almond Rice Pilaf

Course/Dish: Rice Sides

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Pinch Tips: Non-stick Rice Every Time Recipe

pinch tips: Non-Stick Rice Every Time

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Non-stick rice every time thanks to the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen!

9 Homemade Fried Rice Recipes

9 Homemade Fried Rice Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Forget take-out with these delicious homemade fried rice recipes!