Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Michelle's Rice Pilaf

I have always wanted to have a simple rice pilaf recipe on hand for using as a side dish when I don't want to cook potatoes for the millionth time in a row.  So I invented this recipe a few weeks ago and it was super delish!  I will be making this rice over and over again.  Super simple and tasty.

Here's what you need:

1 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
1 Tbs. butter, unsalted, at room temperature
1/2 cup white rice
1/4 cup Orzo (pasta)
2-1/4 cups water
1 Tbs. chicken bouillon
2 Tbs. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
2 green onions, sliced thinly

In a medium skillet heat the oil and butter over med-hi heat until the butter is almost melted.  Add the rice and orzo and cook until browned; be careful not to burn the rice and orzo.

Add water, soy sauce, and seasonings.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes (No peeking)  
Fluff with a fork and add the sliced green onion.  Stir to incorporate.  Serve.

Serves 4


Here's the handy printable - Michelle's Rice Pilaf 


  1. Yum! I love rice pilaf! I am definitely going to add this to my must make list.

  2. I'm always on the lookout for new side dish recipes. This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks yummy! It made my mouth water even though I'm not hungry :)

  4. Yum! This is a perfect side dish for lots of different occasions! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We'll see you next week! -The Sisters

  5. This sounds good..just what I was looking for! I am a new follower. Patsy

  6. Thank you so much for not only sharing this fabulous recipe with us but also for linking your post to my weekly Say G'day Saturday party. I am going to pin this delicious recipe right now!

    Hope to see you again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  7. Looks so delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  8. We always seem to get so many green onions in our CSA basket and I venre know how to use them up. This looks like a great (and tasty) way. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  9. For someone, like myself, who cant cook, I love your recipes! You help me out with meals constantly! I've actually downloaded your app on my home screen! :-)


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