This is similar to the rice served at our local shawarma restaurant without the gluten noodles. This is a rice that can be dolled up replacing the water with some kind of broth or stock, adding onion fried until transparent in butter after cooked or even adding a hand full of pine nuts lightly toasted in a dry frying pan all depending on what you are serving it with but the basic recipe is excellent with chicken cooked with Recipe #44858.
A lovely side dish -- from "What's For Dinner" by Maryana Vollstedt. (Note: if you find your orzo sticking to the bottom of the pan after cooking, just remove from the burner and place on a hotpad with the lid on -- let it sit about 5 minutes, then stir.)
Great side dish for your Mexican fiesta. Try with Recipe #17130! It is as good as you'll find in any Mexican restaurant. Update: 1 teaspoon cumin was added to original recipe. I took some of my reviewers suggestion and added 1 teaspoon of cumin to the recipe. They were right. Cumin definitely adds to the taste.