Monday, April 28, 2008

Rice and Orzo Pilaf

This is a great simple rice recipe to serve as a side.

1 cup basmati or other long-grained rice
3 Tbsp. orzo
3 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp salt (I personally left this out as the broth gave it enough salt)
pepper (optional)

Wash rice several times. Place into a bowl and cover with hot water for at least 15 minutes. In medium saucepan on medium heat place orzo and stir continuously until it turns brown. Add butter and rice and stir for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken broth and salt and pepper if desired. Bring to a boil, cover pan with light dish towel or a couple layers of paper towel and put the cover on. Decrease heat to low and let cook 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

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