Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Parmesan Pilaf

I have made Sherrie's Better than Rice-A-Roni (and healthier) Rice Pilaf many times.  I had no idea I could make a rice dish so yummy with so few ingredients.  I have been experimenting lately with her recipe to come up with a few variations.  So far this one is our favorite.  It adds just a few more ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

  • 1 Cup Orzo
  • 1 Cup Long Grain Brown Rice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Minced Garlic (smashed)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon of White Pepper
Serves about 5

Heat oil in sauce pan.  Add onion and garlic- lightly saute.
 Add in orzo and rice.  Cook over medium heat until mixture is golden brown.  Pour in chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.  Remove from heat add salt, pepper, and cheese.  

I served with Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken and Cheddar Broccoli Bites.

This recipe was featured on our 30 Days of Dinners June Menu, Make sure to check out all of the other great recipes on this month's menu!

This recipe was featured on the Magical Moms' July Menu.  Be sure to check out all of our monthly menus

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