Orzo-Broccoli Pilaf

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Barb G.

This recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens Diabetic cooking.

Top Review by H2O1901

Very tasty and simple dish to prepare. Browning the orzo first gives it a wonderful flavor! I omitted the carrots, and cut the brocolli florets into small pieces since I thought it would be easier to scoop up with the orzo. I zapped them in the microwave for a few minutes to soften them before adding them to the rest of the dish. I also left out the marjoram, and added a bit of Paul Prudhomme's "Vegetable Magic" to give it a zesty zing. I served it with seared tuna. Perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook and stir the mushrooms and onion until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in orzo.
  4. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until orzo is lightly browned.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Carefully stir in chicken broth, carrot, marjoram, and pepper.
  7. Bring to boiling: reduce heat.
  8. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until orzo is tender but still firm.
  9. Remove saucepan from heat: stir in broccoli.
  10. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  11. Serve.

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