Perfect Entertaining

Recipe Contest
<+script type="text/javascript" src="">
Some of My Favorite Things

Recipe of the Week

Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Fall Orzo Pilaf

This quick and easy pilaf blends perfectly with all the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving. Using orzo instead of rice not only cuts your cooking time considerably, but makes for a lighter feeling pilaf which balances well with the heavier side dishes traditionally served for Thanksgiving.

1/4 cup butter, divided
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 minced garlic cloves
3 cups orzo
2 cups turkey or chicken stock or low sodium chicken broth
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Melt half of the butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion and sauté for five minutes. Add the carrots, celery, and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes more. Add the remaining butter and the orzo and cook for a few minutes more, stirring frequently to coat the orzo with the butter. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until almost all the liquid has been absorbed and the orzo is tender. Remove from the heat and let stand covered for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 Servings.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

All text, graphics, recipes, and articles copyright Perfect Entertaining 2001-2011, unless otherwise attributed. Legal Disclaimer. Privacy Policy. Please do not reprint or distribute any of the material on this website without permission. For reprint permission, advertising information, or for information about recipe or menu development, contact me via our feedback form. Thank you.