Sarah's Rice Pilaf Recipe
Rice and orzo pasta merge with the flavors of onion and garlic to create this versatile side dish.
Rice and orzo are simmered with onion and garlic and rounded out with the addition of spinach and feta for a tasty and colorful side dish.
I've made this twice now and we really like it. After reading the ingredient list on the Uncle Ben's Rice Pilaf box, I added a little turmeric the second time I made it. Of course I didn't add the msg that was also listed! It is very easy to make and is moist and flavorful! Thank you, Sarah!
planned on following your recipe 100%. I rarely do this. I have been trying to find a way to do pilaf in this fashion. Knowing I have Orzo and Rice on hand, I went at it. Then: \ No butter, no chicken broth. So there goes the follow, at this point. Here is what I did: 4 or 6 tbls ... evoo (not 5) heated in your pan 1/2 cup orzo in hot oil 1 cup diced onion 1 clove diced garlic. like you did 2 cup beef broth 1 cup jasmin rice 1/4 cup sautead mushroom 1/2 cup sautead canned whole tomatoes (new items added with rice) I'm happy, and thank you for the orzo/rice concept.
This rice pilaf is simple, yet delicious. My husband raved about it. I made it exactly as written. I think you could take it a step further by adding just a bit of parmesan cheese but, it was nice and creamy. I pinned the recipe so I can make it again and again. I usually have all the ingredients on hand. How can I go wrong. Thank you for an outstanding recipe! I'm serving it today with my Swedish meatballs. Yumm!!!
It's a good, basic side dish. I used brown basmati rice but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. I'm happy to have this recipe and will use it when I've got the time or inclination to make something more healthful (SO much less sodium and gunk than Rice a Roni) than a boxed side dish during the week. I could see that this recipe could benefit from creative seasonings or herbs (chives? thyme?) but I didn't bother and we were all happy with it as written.
I am impressed. This was super delicious. I made it to go with a rosemary chicken recipe from here, which was supposed to be the 'star' of the meal but turns out, everyone likes the rice more, including my 5 year old who doesn't eat anything. She asked me to make it every night. I just didn't add onion, as I didn't have any, and used garlic powder (about 2Tbsp) in place of the minced garlic, as I was out of it. I made my chicken broth using water and 'Better Than Bullion' (and also added a tsp of it to the pasta while I was cooking that). Also, I didn't have orzo so I used broken vermacelli in its place. I like to have either pasta or rice with mostly every meal and I think I found my go-to rice. I'd like to try it next time using beef broth instead of chicken. Absolutely delicious!!
This is a "go to" recipe for many main courses. I have made it numerous times and it has always been a hit. Make it "as is" or add a few extras to jazz it up such as spring peas, peas and carrots or green onions. If my vegetarian daughter-in-law is among my dinner guests, I substitute veggie broth for the chicken broth. Thank you for such a good, basic recipe!