Toasted Orzo Pilaf

READY IN: 20mins
Top Review by marysue

I thought the recipe was very good. However, it lacked a little zip so I added 2 tablespoons of drained capers and it did the trick. Yummy! I agree that you could use less butter for health sake without losing much flavor but I use the full amount for special occasions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in medium saucepan.
  2. Add orzo and stir until pasta is toasted, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add broth, bring to a boil and cook pasta until done; drain.
  4. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a sauté pan.
  5. Add scallions and mushrooms and cook until crisp-tender.
  6. Add pine nuts, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Stir in the cooked orzo and fresh parsley, and heat through.

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