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Red Onion Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is an easy way to add tons of flavor to rice. I like to shred the carrots with the smallest grater I have to get it finely grated. This is a super delicious side dish that would go great with chicken, steak, fish, and much more. 

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely shredded carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup Jasmine rice
1/4 cup orzo pasta
salt & pepper
2 cups chicken broth

Heat olive oil in a medium sized pot over medium high heat. Cook carrots and onion until softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in butter, rice, and orzo, cooking until browned. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour in chicken broth, bring to a bubble, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice and orzo is cooked, about 10 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings