Arabic Rice Pilaf


  • 1-2 T. olive oil
  • ½ c. orzo or vermicelli broken into small pieces
  • 1-1/2 c. rice
  • 1-2 t. salt
  • 4 c. water

Saute orzo or vermicelli in oil until browned (stir constantly as this will happen quickly). Add rice and saute a few seconds. Add water and salt, bring to a boil, and then simmer about 20 minutes until rice is tender.