Herbed Rice and Orzo

Coastal Living
8 servings

Ingredients

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2/3 cup uncooked orzo
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (14 1/4-ounce) cans chicken broth
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup uncooked wild rice
3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
Garnishes: Fresh thyme and sage sprigs

Preparation

Lightly brown orzo in oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove orzo from saucepan, and set aside.

Add chicken broth, water, and wild rice to saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Stir in orzo, long-grain rice, and remaining ingredients. Return to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until moisture is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.

Created date

May 2001