A friend of mine served this side dish for a group dinner. We all loved and devoured it. It's so very easy and versatile that you can personalize it to suit your own taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
58 mins
total:
1 hr 18 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water, wild rice, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Drain excess liquid, fluff rice with a fork, and cook uncovered 5 minutes more.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cover and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter, peas, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until combined, about 1 minute more.

  • Pour rice and orzo into a serving dish. Stir in the pea mixture and green onions.

Cook's Note:

This recipe can be made ahead of time and reheated, covered, in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 39.3g; fat 5g; cholesterol 11.5mg; sodium 50.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2018
This was VERY good! Served it along with a hamburger stroganoff and we all loved it. I made it exactly as written - and there will be no need to experiment further. I'll make this again as is. And it is so EASY too! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2017
12.30.17 For whatever reason my wild rice never really did get tender even after cooking for 55 minutes so my pilaf did have a little crunch. Followed the recipe as written with the exception of cutting the amount of green onions in half. Two cups each of chopped onions and chopped green onions seemed excessive for the amount of orzo and rice and I would do the same thing in the future. The rice and orzo were good partners very mellow in flavor and did not overpower an expensive main course. This would be a nice side dish for chicken pork fish whatever. We enjoyed it with beautiful wild-caught sea scallops. Tricia McTamaney thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2018
This was VERY good! Served it along with a hamburger stroganoff and we all loved it. I made it exactly as written - and there will be no need to experiment further. I'll make this again as is. And it is so EASY too! Read More
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