Orzo and Rice

Orzo and Rice

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"A filling side dish that is great with chicken. It is a real family favorite in our house."


30 m servings 192 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 265 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add orzo and brown until golden.
  2. Add rice, bouillon, and water; bring to a boil, cover and lower heat to medium-low.
  3. Simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes or until all water is absorbed; serve.
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  1. 200 Ratings


Some reviewers have called this bland - I say it's mild, which sometimes is just what is called for to complement what it's served with. If this were a main dish I might agree it would be missin...

This is like a cheap low salt version of RiceARoni. I've used vegetable and beef bullion and both were good. I browned a small chopped onion in the butter before the pasta, and added extra parma...

After reading the other reviews, I doubled the bouillon. This was good, but next time I will even add more bouillon.

This was a nice change from regular rice. I did make some alterations to the recipe after reading the reviews. 1. 2 tsp of butter and olive oil to brown the orzo 2. Used low sodium chicken stock...

We really enjoyed this side dish!! I doubled the recipe because I always make extra rice to have for later meals. I also added about .5 tspn of italian seasoning to the browning orzo step. I don...

Waaaaay too bland as written! Potentially easy to improve though. Next time I'd take the other reviewer's advice and add sauteed onion, minced garlic, fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese, slivered al...

Great side dish. I used chicken broth instead of the boullion and water, and sauted a little onion and minced garlic with the rice. We enjoyed this change from our usual white rice.

This was really good. I cut the butter to 1 T. and increased the rice/orzo to 3/4 c. each, with 3 c. of canned low-salt chicken broth (what I had on hand). The butter adds a lot of flavor - an...

We eat this about once a week at our house. My only tip would be to add more boullion. You can use beef or chicken. Soooo good!