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Easy Stovetop Rice Pilaf with Orzo

This Easy Stovetop Rice Pilaf with Orzo is the perfect rice side dish for any meal. Whips up just as fast as the boxed stuff but tastes so much better!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Side, Side Dish, Rice Pilaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 285kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan/pot. Add orzo and cook until golden brown.
  • Add onion and saute until onions become clear.
  • Add garlic and saute for another minute or so.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and remove lid. Let stand for a few minutes then fluff with a fork and serve!


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg