Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

a delicious rice side dish that looks elegant, too

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown orzo and onion in margarine over med-hi heat.
  2. Add rice, broth and a dash of pepper and salt.
  3. Bring back to a full boil, then cover, lower heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

A winner! I have two reasons for saying this. First, is that we've always liked rice, and I've always loved rice and orzo dishes. My kid just discovered how good orzo can be. I made this according to your directions but added about a 1/4 tsp. of minced garlic and a sprinkle of thyme. It was eaten up! My second reason is that this would be a great base for making it into a main dish meal...a little chicken, tomato, whatever. Very easy to make and very tasty. Thanks for sharing it!

HEP MEP June 04, 2003

Very good! I added some minced garlic and some sliced mushrooms. Cook time was spot on and the recipe had great flavors. Simply and easy...which is great when you're working on all the rest of your dishes. Will definitely make again. May add some additional seasoning....crushed red pepper?????

RedVinoGirl August 03, 2010

This was a good recipe - I had orzo in the pantry, and was looking for a way to use it up - this answered the question well. I added a little parmesan cheese at the end, to boost the flavor. Delicious alongside a pork tenderloin.

Viclynn February 13, 2010