This is the classic rice pilaf recipe I was taught as an apprentice Chef, and I believe it’s still the best.  The only difference,  it was cooked it in the oven, but to me the stove works equally well providing you have a very low burner.  Rice pilaf is one of the most versatile recipe as you can use it as a side dish to almost anything.  Perfect for chicken or fish, curries, casseroles etc.   Add vegetables and make it into a meal.  How ever you use it, rice pilaf done this way will always be fluffy, creamy, fragrant and delicious.  Enjoy pilaf rice!   Please let me know in the comments how you use it.