Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sweet Pepper Pilaf

I am so glad that Sherrie introduced me to her super easy Better Than Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf recipe.  My family (including myself) loves the original recipe, but I love to see how I can change it up.  The first few times I made Sherrie's recipe I had to look at the blog, but now I make it from memory because it is so easy.    Trust me you will never make rice from a packet again!  Cooking the rice in the chicken broth gives it so much flavor.
  • 1 Cup Orzo
  • 1 Cup of Minute Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Red Pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Onion (finely chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • Olive Oil
Drizzle Olive Oil in the bottom of saucepan and heat.  Add in onion and saute for about a minute.  Next, stir in Orzo.  Stir occasionally while toasting the orzo for about 2 minutes then stir in peppers.
Add in the rice and continue heating another two minutes.  Then pour in chicken broth.

Cover, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low.  Keep covered and cook until liquid is absorbed-about 15 minutes.  Fluff rice with a fork and salt and pepper to taste.  

I served this with Bang Bang Chicken, but it is a very versatile side dish and can go with almost anything.  
Some of my other variations include Parmesan Pilaf and Cumin Rice.

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

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