Sarah's Rice Pilaf


This rice pilaf is a delicious twist on the usual side dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup orzo pasta

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice

  • 2 cups chicken broth


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add orzo; cook and stir until orzo is golden brown.

  2. Stir in onion and cook until onion becomes translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in rice and chicken broth, turn heat to high, and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the skillet, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

    rice pilaf with scallions on plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
7g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 100mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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