Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
this is what i make when we get tired of rice or pasta- just combine them. i served this with chicken breasts tonite
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 cup orzo pasta
- 3 1⁄2 cups chicken broth
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons Italian spices
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
- in saute pan melt butter and olive oil on hi.
- stir in onions, and saute until light brown.
- stir in rice and orzo, coat, and stir until very light brown.
- add broth and seasoning, heat to boiling.
- cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Wonderful! Easy to make and tasty! I used chicken broth with herbs and used Parmesan-Romano cheese. I also added Rosemary. Served with grilled steak last night. I also threw in some cooked frozen green peas and carrots.
I would never have thought of this combination - it was delicious! Other than scaling the recipe in half, I made no changes and served it with fish & broccoli. Thanx Chia!
I thought this was great and my picky husband didnt complain so five stars! I omitted the onion (picky husband), used a can of Campbell's chicken broth and added water and bouillon granules to make 2 1/3c (I halved the recipe for just the two of us) and used a generous pinch of Herbs de Provance and a tsp of fresh chopped parsley. The only complaint I would have is the directions say to saute the onion and then rice/orzo over high heat. This will burn your butter and orzo. I prefer to use medium heat, it takes a bit longer, but you will not burn the pasta and all pieces get evenly browned. I also omitted the cheese though it would probably be yummy.