Orzo and Rice Pilaf with Garlic and Herbs

Orzo And Rice Pilaf With Garlic And Herbs Recipe

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Garlic and fresh herbs flavor this orzo/rice combination pilaf. Vegetable broth may be used for chicken broth. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese, if desired.


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1 Tbsp
olive oil
6 clove
garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 c
orzo pasta, uncooked
1/2 c
long grain rice, uncooked
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz) reduced sodium chicken broth
1/3 c
green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 c
fresh basil, chopped
1/4 c
italian parsley, minced
1/4 tsp

How to Make Orzo and Rice Pilaf with Garlic and Herbs


  • 1In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, being careful not to burn.
  • 2Add orzo and rice; cook 4-6 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  • 3Stir in broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. (Add more water as needed if rice and pasta are not done before liquid is absorbed).
  • 4Stir in the onions, basil, parsley and salt.
  • 5Serve. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan on top if desired.

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About Orzo and Rice Pilaf with Garlic and Herbs

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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