Wild Rice And Orzo Pilaf Recipe

Wild Rice and Orzo Pilaf is a flavorful and nutritious side dish that combines the earthy taste of wild rice with the delicate texture of orzo pasta. This dish is packed with aromatic herbs and spices, creating a savory and satisfying flavor profile. The combination of wild rice and orzo provides a nice contrast in texture, making it a visually appealing dish as well. Whether served as a side dish or a main course, this pilaf is sure to impress with its delicious taste and beautiful presentation.

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Wild Rice And Orzo Pilaf
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Ingredients for Wild Rice And Orzo Pilaf Recipe

  • 0.13 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.13 Small Onion, Diced
  • 1/4 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.13 cup Wild Rice
  • 0.13 cup Orzo Pasta
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Broth
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • as needed Fresh Herbs For Garnish

Directions: Wild Rice And Orzo Pilaf Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until onion is translucent.
  • STEP 2.Add wild rice and orzo to the saucepan, and stir to coat with the oil. Cook for a few minutes to lightly toast the grains.
  • STEP 3.Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice and orzo are tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  • STEP 4.Remove from heat and let the pilaf sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.
  • STEP 5.Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, if desired. Serve hot as a side dish or as a main course with grilled vegetables or protein of your choice.

Cooking Tips

  • To add extra flavor, you can sauté the wild rice and orzo in butter instead of olive oil.
  • Feel free to customize the pilaf by adding your favorite vegetables, such as diced carrots or peas, during the cooking process.
  • For a nutty and crunchy texture, you can also add toasted almonds or pine nuts to the pilaf before serving.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover pilaf can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply place the pilaf in a microwave-safe dish and heat in the microwave until warmed through.
  • Serve the pilaf as a side dish with roasted chicken, grilled fish, or as a vegetarian main course with a side salad.
Nutrition
value
123
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat5 g Protein24 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Carbs
    24g
  • Fiber
    5g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    24g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Fiber
    5g

Fats

  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    25mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    298mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    41mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    22mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    43mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    54mg
  • Selenium
    3mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp