Monday, October 20, 2014

Rice Pilaf

This dish is so so good! As soon as we tasted it, both Nate and I knew it was an instant favorite. In fact, this side dish may make another appearance on the table next week, and I rarely make the same thing inside the same month! So good. I saw this idea over at Allrecipes and it is delicious. The only change I made was to add some salt. I served this alongside some island chicken kabobs and it was perfect. Make this soon!

2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup Orzo pasta
1/2 cup uncooked white rice (I use basmati)
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth (I use low-sodium)
1/4 tsp. Lawry's seasoned salt (optional, depends on your preference)

In a skillet (one that has a good fitting lid), melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted add the orzo pasta, stir and cook until golden brown. Add diced onion, stir and cook until translucent and softened, about 4-5 minutes. Next add the garlic, mix well and cook mixture for an additional minute. Now add the rice and chicken broth. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and the mixture is tender. After cooking, remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before fluffing. Serve hot and enjoy! This makes 4 servings.

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