Garlic, Herb, Orzo and Rice Pliaf

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Garlic and fresh herbs flavor this orzo/rice combination pilaf. Vegetable broth may be used for chicken broth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, being careful not to burn.
  2. Add orzo and rice; cook 4-6 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  3. Stir in broth and water.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. (Add more water as needed if rice and pasta are not done before liquid is absorbed).
  5. Stir in the onions, basil, parsley and salt.
  6. Serve. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan on top if desired.
Most Helpful

I knew this would be good, but it was even better than expected. I served this as part of a Greek buffet meal. I doubled the recipe and even so, none left over. I will make this again next week, it's that good, with a baked chicken. Thanks for the recipe.

Pesto lover July 24, 2013

Fantastic flavored rice/orzo dish!! I made this as written with a couple of changes. I made it using beef stock, forgot to check what I had on hand, and added regular onion to the oil first, then added in the garlic, rice and orzo, then followed the rest. I added the parmesan cheese on top and think I need to start adding that to all my rice dishes!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT 9.

diner524 July 24, 2013

This was similar to a side dish which I've made for years but with the addition of the herbs which I thought were a great addition. I subbed a little sautéed onion and fresh chives for the green onion. Made for ZWT 9 Greece by one of "the Appliance Killers" - thanks Mikekey for being the "Mike and .... "!

momaphet July 17, 2013