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Garlic-Herb Orzo Pilaf

"Mildly flavored and flecked with garlic and fresh herbs, this creamy, versatile side dish can accompany a wide variety of entrees. Plus, it’s a cinch to put together." --Mary Relyea of Canastota, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook garlic in oil over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add orzo and rice; cook 4-6 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  • Stir in broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in the onions, basil, parsley and salt.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 227 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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