Rice Pilaf Mix - Original

6 oz box

Retail Price: $2.89

Our Price: $2.15 (Save 26%)

6 oz box

Why You’ll Love It

Our original rice pilaf, based on Hannah Kalajian's recipe is made from premium parboilded long grain rice, toasted orzo and a delicious blend of herbs and spices. Near East uses only 100% natural ingredients, and this product is Kosher Certified.
SKU: 072251001051

About This Brand

More than 30 flavors and varieties of rice pilafs, couscous, and other grain dishes.Near East started in 1962 in Worcester, MA as a small, family-owned company. George and Hannah Kalajian immigrated from Armenia to the United States and set up a grocery store in 1940. Soon after the store opened, Hannah began serving sandwiches and home-cooked hot meals at a twelve-stool luncheonette counter adjoining the grocery store. On Wednesdays, Hannah served her specialty: roasted chicken and Armenian-style rice pilaf. A tasty combination of rice, orzo pasta, and seasoning, the pilaf quickly became so popular that Hannah began to package it - filling bags of pilaf mix by hand in her home kitchen. As demand rapidly increased, more help was added and a growing number of food distributors helped to sell the product. Over the years, production moved out of Hannah’s kitchen and into modern manufacturing facilities.Today, the Near East family of products includes more than 30 different flavors and...
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Parboiled long grain rice, orzo (macaroni product made from wheat flour), salt, autolyzed yeast extract (dried), onions (dried), garlic (dried), turmeric spice which imparts color.

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Serving Size 2 oz Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving

Calories 190 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 780mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%

Contains: Wheat.

Reviews For Rice Pilaf Mix - Original

Based on 6 Reviews


The rice is very good, I highly recommend it!

- Thrive User

Quick Fix

Haven't tried this as yet

- June

Near east rice pilaf

easy to prepare and delicious

- bill

Fantastic side dish

While I'm not so fond of the Original flavor for a main dish, this rice has the perfect amount of seasoning and spices to make a wonderful addition to the rest of the meal. It makes a great side for chickens or meats, and it doesn't have a taste that overpowers the rest of the dishes. Plus, it seems to be pretty agreeable for almost everyone, so even my picky sons enjoy eating it.

- Dana Jantzen

Quick and Easy

Perfect side or fast lunch.

- Lauren

Eat this all the time

I love this stuff! I've been eating it for years. I love those al dente, nutty bits of toasted orzo. It's really flavorful for having no chicken-related ingredients. I pretty much like all the Near East products I've tried, and this is my favorite.

- Claude Oliver

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