Orzo and Rice Pilaf (Thitono Pilafi )

Recipe by Leslie in Texas

This is a great side dish for any Greek dinner. Originally from an April 1980 issue of Bon Apetit. It was featured in an "Easter Feast from the Greek Islands" article featuring a menu and recipes from Theonie Diakidis Mark, who was born on the island of Rhodes. Rich, homemade chicken broth really makes this dish!

Top Review by FLYing4Me

I doubled this recipe but I did cut down on the butter and it was perfect! I also left out the green onions so picky 9 yr old would eat it. She did! Will be making this again. Thanks Leslie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and saute until just translucent.
  3. Add orzo and stir until grains are golden.
  4. Add rice and stir about 3 minutes.
  5. Blend in broth and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

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