Easy Rice Pilaf

By Greenpan
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Serves
Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


Procedure
Start the pilaf—Melt butter in chef pan over medium-low heat. Stir in onion and orzo and sauté for about 3 minutes.

Toast the rice—Add rice and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent and rice just begins to brown. Add garlic and stir for one more minute.

Finish and serve—Pour in chicken broth, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan, and simmer until liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender—about 20 to 25 minutes. Take pan off heat and let it stand covered for 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, gently fluffing pilaf with a fork, and serve immediately.

Vegetarian Variation: Trade out the chicken stock for vegetable stock to create a meat-free side everyone can enjoy.

Easy Rice Pilaf

By Greenpan
Serves
Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


Procedure
Start the pilaf—Melt butter in chef pan over medium-low heat. Stir in onion and orzo and sauté for about 3 minutes.

Toast the rice—Add rice and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent and rice just begins to brown. Add garlic and stir for one more minute.

Finish and serve—Pour in chicken broth, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan, and simmer until liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender—about 20 to 25 minutes. Take pan off heat and let it stand covered for 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, gently fluffing pilaf with a fork, and serve immediately.

Vegetarian Variation: Trade out the chicken stock for vegetable stock to create a meat-free side everyone can enjoy.