Orzo Pilaf

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Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

To change our menu options today, instead of potatoes, I opted to make a Pilaf using Orzo.

It is a pasta shaped like rice & looks like rice, but only cooks for 8 or 9 minutes, depending on how it is being served.

Usuallly it is cooked with celery, onions, carrots, & mushrooms, & often times peas are added, I have even added cream of chicken soup to it once it is cooked.

You can add what you like or what you have on hand. Today I added peas, & chopped green onions, & instead of cream of chicken soup, I flavored it with the drippings from the baked chicken that I made to serve with it

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8 depending on portion size
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    box orzo
  • 12 oz
    frozen peas, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tsp
    salt added to water
  • 1/2 -1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of mushroom soup (undiluted) optional or pan drippings from baked chicken
  • 1 can(s)
    4 oz. sliced mushrooms(drained) optional
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    sauteed chopped green onions
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    butter or margarine if not using soup or pan drippings

How to Make Orzo Pilaf

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, about 6-8 quarts, add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  2. When water comes to a rolling boil add orzo, and cook till al dente, between 7 to 9 minutes, or to your desired doneness.
  3. Remove from heat, rinse and drain , and return back to pot,add black pepper, and additional salt if desired, add cooked peas, 2-3 tablespoons of butter or can use pan drippings from baked chicken, or add 1 can of cream of chicken broth and drained sliced mushrooms, sauteed green onions, if using, stir to blend together and serve while hot.

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About Orzo Pilaf

Course/Dish: Vegetables Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American



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