Monday, March 13, 2006

Orzo And Rice Pilaf

This is a very nice pilaf. The browned orzo gives it a nutty taste.

Zesty Chicken Oregano(Kotopoulo Riganato tis Skaras)pictured with Orzo And Rice Pilaf

1 tablespoon margarine
1/4 cup orzo
1 small onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup long grain rice
1/8 teaspoon pepper, coarsely ground
1 can chicken broth

In a 2 quart saucepan, melt margarine over medium high heat. Add orzo and cook , stirring occasionally, until orzo is browned. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

Add rice and pepper, stirring to coat. Add broth, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 18020 minutes, until orzo and rice are tender and all liquid is absorbed.

For Rice Cooker:

Prepare as above except after rice and pepper is coated in skillet add to rice cooker. Steam 18-20 minutes.

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