Recipe By sarahbillings
Published Jun 4th
Prep 10m Cook 35m Additional 5m Ready In 50m
Servings 4 servings Calories 244

This is a delicious twist to traditional rice.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup orzo pasta
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Melt the butter in a lidded skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir orzo pasta until golden brown. Stir in onion and cook until onion becomes translucent, then add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Mix in the rice and chicken broth. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 244
  • Carbohydrate 40 g
  • Cholesterol 17.8 mg
  • Fat 6.5 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 5.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.8 g
  • Sodium 524.3 mg
  • Sugar 2.4 g


  1. This recipe is delicious with a few additions! I always double the recipe but follow the steps exactly, except when it comes time to add the onion I also add diced carrots and mushrooms (I never measure this but its probably about 1/2-3/4 cup each). Then, when I add the stock I also include about - Read more ...
  2. I was looking for a rice pilaf recipe to go with fish and found this. It was excellent. I made it exactly as written except I used just one can of chicken broth which is a little less than 2 cups. I usually scale back the water called for in rice recipes as I don't - Read more ...
  3. tasted better than any box pilaf and I used broken spaghetti noodles because i didn't have any orzo pasta...tasted GREAT!
  4. Perfect! I searched everywhere for a simple Rice Pilaf recipe with Orzo. This was exactly what I had in mind. So simple, yet SO flavorful. I did use long grain brown rice and low sodium chicken broth to make the dish slightly healthier. We will absolutely be making this a staple in our home :)
  5. Outstanding recipe! Certainly proof that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Served plain with roast chicken, turned the leftovers into fried rice the next day. Used organic chicken broth and brown basmati rice. To reduce cooking time for basmati rice, soak it in warm water to cover for 20 minutes, then - Read more ...
  6. Just average. While I wanted something more subtle to go with the main dish, I still was looking for something more flavorful than this. Surprising, since one would have thought that since I used a flavored, specialty orzo medley along with the onion, garlic and chicken broth, that wouldn't have been the case. Definitely needs - Read more ...
  7. Don't be mad; I wanted to rate this recipe even though I made changes. I used spaghetti broken into 1 inch pieces because I didn't have orzo. I left out the garlic and onion because I wanted it to taste "plain" so that it didn't compete with my flavorful main dish. So all I used - Read more ...
  8. When I first decided to make this recipe, I was little dubious because the ingredients didn't seem too exciting. Boy, was I wrong! This dish was incredibly good...something that I would definitely make again! The taste/texture was similar to Rice-a-Roni, but so much better, without that packaged taste. I topped it with chopped chives for - Read more ...
  9. When I made this recipe, I found it to be a little, O.K., alot bland. But, I did use homemade chicken broth, and while very tasty, it was not overly salted. Perhaps using store bought broth would be more flavorful. I followed the recipe exactly, and I did feel the measurements are spot-on. It makes - Read more ...

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