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Rice Pilaf

Course: Side
Servings: 4
Author: Nikki Lee


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste


  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo pasta and cook until golden brown.
  • Add in onion and cook until translucent, then add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir so that the garlic does not burn.
  • Mix in the rice and chicken broth. Turn up to high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add parsley and salt. Cover and reduce to medium-low and simmer until liquid has been absorbed and the rice is fluffy and tender. Approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and garnish if fresh parsley if desired.