Brown Rice & Orzo Pilaf with Veggies

  • Cooking time35
  • Prep time15
  • Servings6
recipe image Brown Rice & Orzo Pilaf with Veggies


  • 2 Tbsp. Becel® Buttery Taste margarine*
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 red, orange and/or yellow bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 0.13 tsp. salt
  • 0.13 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 0.13 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2.25 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley leaves (optional)


Melt Becel® Buttery Taste margarine in large saucepot over medium-high heat and cook onion, red peppers, carrot, salt, pepper and thyme, stirring frequently, 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice and cook 3 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in hot orzo and parsley.