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Wild Rice and Orzo Pilaf

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 18 m servings 225
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 225 calories; 5 39.3 7.3 11 50 Full nutrition

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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. A...

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 exceptio...