I created this to incorporate two of our favorites: hazelnuts and mushrooms. It combines rice, orzo pasta, and lots of goodies - very delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a large skillet over medium-low heat. Melt butter, then saute rice, orzo, mushrooms, onion, and celery. Stir constantly until rice is lightly browned.

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  • Mix in chicken broth, parsley, marjoram, pepper, and hazelnuts. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and allow to simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; fat 14.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 21.2mg 7% DV; sodium 584mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Yes Stephanie this WAS delicious! Hubby and I both enjoyed this so much. It's clear that toasting the nuts the orzo and the rice made all the difference in the world. This took a blend of simple ingredients over the top! Pretty and brown with a wonderful depth of flavor. Just the right amount of seasoning too that was neither bland nor overpowering. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2011
tasted a bit bland to my husband & I despite cooking it hours ahead to let the seasonings soak into the grains. Read More
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198 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 141
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
Yes Stephanie this WAS delicious! Hubby and I both enjoyed this so much. It's clear that toasting the nuts the orzo and the rice made all the difference in the world. This took a blend of simple ingredients over the top! Pretty and brown with a wonderful depth of flavor. Just the right amount of seasoning too that was neither bland nor overpowering. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
even without the nuts this is good. Try it with wild rice and its better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
This recipe is excellent! The first time I made it was for a dinner party for 40 people and it turned out perfectly. Everyone raved about it. I added tarragon and used almonds instead of hazelnuts. It has become mine and my family's new favorite side dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Thank you Stephanie for posting this great taste sensation recipe! WE LOVED IT! I didn't have any hazelnuts around (afterall they're NOT a common grocery list item for my family) but I garnished with a couple TBLS of slivered almonds. I would love to try it with hazelnuts but I am still thrilled in finding this recipe. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2006
I've made this dish many many times - it's absolutely delicious! Don't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2007
Great recipe. Served this with & went very well with the "Anniversary Chicken I" (from this website) & broccoli/cheese. This pilaf had a wonderful flavor. I will add a TBSP of minced garlic next time as our family loves garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
This rice is fabulous! It received rave reviews from the members of my last dinner party. I thought the hazelnuts were a nice touch and added some texture however my husband didn't care for them. I've made this recipe again without the nuts and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
This was WONDERFUL! I wouldn't change a thing. There was not a grain of rice left over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2006
Excellent. Have made it several times and haven't changed a thing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2011
tasted a bit bland to my husband & I despite cooking it hours ahead to let the seasonings soak into the grains. Read More
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