Friday, September 14, 2012

Orzo Rice Pilaf

ORZO RICE PILAF
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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt & pepper 
1. Melt butter in pot over medium-low heat.

2. Stir in dry orzo and cook until it starts to brown. 

3. Stir in the rice & chicken broth. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, & the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. 

4. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff lightly with a fork.  

Plate Finished Product 
5. Top with fresh parsley or basil & serve hot.


STORY BEHIND THE DISH
  I made this dish to pair with a Mediterranean Chicken dish that I made. I wanted something simple & easy to serve with a bold flavored protein.

MODIFICATIONS 
 This side can be served with almost anything, it is great with chicken, red meats, or fish. It is best served when hot & ready. You can add some onion or minced garlic for more flavor, or some red pepper flakes for some heat. 

6 comments:

  1. I always use this recipe. It is the best!!!!!

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    1. Yes, it's a very simple & tasty side. You can also check out my Lebanese Rice, it's also a great recipe & it's easy! :)

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    2. Sorry Shelley I just noticed this comment. I would say 3-4 servings.

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  2. Easy to make and came out perfect! Thank you.

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  3. Great pilaf and easy to make. Thank you!

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