Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tastes like a Greek style rice dish, that great lemony flavor. Cooking the rice in the butter first, adds so much more flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy saucepan, melt butter and saute onion until transparent.
  2. Add rice and orzo. Cook 2 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown.
  3. Add liquids, stir, cover and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

I quite liked this dish! It was easy to prepare and a nice change from plain ole rice. DS thought that it was a little too lemony (I made this with fresh lemon juice), but he's the picky eater in the family. DD had a friend over for supper and this child went back for a big helping of seconds. I left out the zucchini because I didn't have any but made the recipe exactly as directed, otherwise. I doubled the amounts and found that the leftovers made a really great fried rice a couple of days later. Thank you for sharing!

J. Ko April 30, 2008

This recipe is now a staple that I serve with fish, especially rosemary grilled salmon fillets. I wanted a more lemony taste so I usually add some dried lemon zest. I also use 1/2 Tbsp of dried parsley when I don't have fresh. Fresh is better.

Stephen R January 24, 2009

Such a perfect side. Loved the combination of rice and orzo. Left out the carrots and zuchinni, just because . . . and it's just the best rice side, a new addition, a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Lolly

Lalaloob April 09, 2007

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