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.
              Mmmm  

Serves 4

Enjoy!
~Hugs~
Michelle

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

11 comments:

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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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