Garlic Rice Pilaf

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I love this side dish.  It was really easy and really good and a perfect compliment to BBQ chicken.  Good enough to eat as a main meal, actually.

Garlic Rice Pilaf
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • parsley, optional for garnish
  1. In a large sauce pan, melt butter. Add garlic, celery, and rice.  Cook and stir until slightly brown.
  2. Add chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer on low heat until moisture has been absorbed and rice is tender. (This usually takes me about 20 minutes) Add lemon juice just before serving. Toss slightly and garnish with parsley if desired. Serves 4-6.