Thyme-Scented Pilaf

Thyme-scented pilaf is a delightful side for a variety of meals. Try it with Branzino with Brown Butter and Almonds on a Bed of Crispy Kale.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup orzo
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock


Melt the butter in a medium size pot over medium heat. Add the orzo, thyme, shallot and garlic and cook until the orzo is golden brown and the shallots are softened, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the rice, then add the chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 18 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and serve.

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