Orzo and Rice Pilaf: A Perfect Side Dish for Any Occasion

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Orzo and Rice Pilaf: A Perfect Side Dish for Any Occasion

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins
Estimated Cost: 2.7
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

This delightful orzo rice pilaf recipe brings together the nutty flavor of orzo pasta with the comfort of fluffy rice. It's a side dish that is both versatile and easy to make, suitable for a variety of meals. Whether you're looking to complement a protein or add a satisfying touch to your vegetable platter, this pilaf is a great choice. With the option to make it gluten-free and vegan-friendly, it's a dish that everyone can enjoy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add the orzo and toast until golden brown, stirring frequently.

  3. Stir in the rice, onion, and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes until the onion is translucent.

  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the broth is absorbed and the orzo and rice are tender, about 20 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note

For a vegan version, substitute butter with olive oil and use vegetable broth or water. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.

Keywords: Orzo, Rice, Pilaf, Side Dish, Easy Recipe, Versatile, Gluten-Free Option, Vegan Option
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