Monday, August 10, 2009

Home-Made Rice-A-Roni

This tastes like the store bought rice a roni and rice pilaf without all the salt & chemicals!

2 Tbl butter
1/4 cup orzo
1/4 cup minced onion
1 garlic clove minced
1 1/4 cups jasmine rice
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) - I've used cashews or almonds

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low. Stir in orzo, cook until lightly browned.

Stir in onion & garlic cook about 1 minute. Stir in rice, cook about 3 more minutes.

Pour in broth, add salt & pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook 15 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in nuts if using.

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