Monday, September 28, 2009

EZ Homemade Rice Pilaf

I thought I would share with you my simple recipe for making delicious rice pilaf. I love the rice pilaf that is made by Near East, and I always wanted to duplicated it. I think (aside from the addition of pine nuts) I've got it! It's so simple, only 4 simple ingredients! I don't normally use white rice, but I sent my husband out to Costco to get some things, including rice and he came home with a 25lb bag of WHITE rice!!! But, now I get to make a really quick pilaf :) What you will need: 2 T. Butter
1/2 c. Orzo Pasta
1/2 c. Uncooked White Rice
2 c. Chicken Broth


In a medium saucepan, melt butter of med-high heat. Add orzo and stir until pasta browns.
Add rice and chicken stock.

Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and cover.
20 minutes later, fluff with a fork!
I add peas to it at the end in order to get more veggies into the girls :)

I also took a picture a little while ago of the Beef and Spinach Curry that I have on the menu plan for this week, thought it might encourage a few of you to make it! I just bought two 1 1/2 lb flank steaks at Costco for $14.00 Not organic or grass fed, but this meal is too good to pass it by due to our budget. I added a link to the pic just in case:)



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1 comment:

  1. I stumbled on your blog looking for a recipe for homemade Near East rice pilaf- and the results were 5 star!! I actually didn't have any white rice in the house- we also converted to brown rice a year or so ago- but the result was still great, although I think I'd prefer white because the orzo cooked slightly too long. I also added some dried onion flakes, and turmeric for color. Super easy and tastes almost exactly like from the box! And as a fan of frugal, homemade, and healthy, I will definitely be coming back to your blog in the future :)