I don’t care for rice. There. I’ve said it.
You know how plain white rice is like a standard side dish for EVERYTHING? So I never really liked it. I think that’s why I’ve latched onto quinoa so hard, because I just have never been a huge rice side dish fan.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good paella, fried rice, risotto…but rice as a plain side dish? Nope. No gracias. Not for me.
But seriously this might be my absolutely favorite basic side dish ever.
Every time my dad makes it, I go back for thirds. It’s delicious and easy. And keeps well in the fridge for a couple days.
Also, you’ll need it for tomorrow’s Tuna “Noodle” Casserole recipe. 😉 Tah DAAAAAAAH!
Dad’s Orzo with Wild & Long Grain Rice
1/3 C Orzo
2/3 C Wild/Long Grain Rice blend
1 tbs olive oil
2 C chicken broth
Salt to taste
Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the orzo and brown for a couple minutes…DEFINITELY keep an eye on it, it burns unbelievably fast (what? That didn’t happen to me or anything…despite my dad totally warning me…). The SECOND it starts to brown, add the rice and the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and bring down to a simmer. Cook until the broth has completely cooked down, about 20-30 minutes. Serve with anything.
Also, PS…I went to Moscow, ID last week to sing in an IRT Benefit.
Hopefully we’ll have videos of the performance soon!