Rice Pilaf with Peas
Pine nuts and peas joined with rice and orzo create a tasty side dish.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
- 1/2 cup orzo pasta
- 1 cup rice
- 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
- A pinch of saffron threads (optional)
- 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
In a pot with tight-fitting lid over medium heat, melt the butter with a drizzle of EVOO. Add the orzo and cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
Stir in the rice, saffron (if using) and stock and raise the heat to bring to a boil. Cover the pot and cook for 17-18 minutes, until tender. Stir in the peas and toasted pine nuts.