Onion & orzo pilaf

Onion & orzo pilaf


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Onion-family vegetables offer cancer-fighting compounds and antioxidant flavonoids; they also seem to help lower blood pressure and levels of cholesterol.

Janet Mitchell

Serves: 6 

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 750g onions, finely chopped
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized nonstick saucepan over moderate heat. Add the onions, spring onions and garlic. Cover and cook for 7 minutes or until the onions are soft. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the orzo. Add the stock and 1 cup water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan.

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