Microwave Rice Pilaf

2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup orzo pasta, uncooked*
1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
3 1/2 cups hot chicken broth (water & chicken bouillon cubes ok)

In a 2-quart, covered, microwaveable casserole dish:

-Melt butter on high for 30-seconds.

-Add orzo pasta, stir to coat with butter, cover and cook on high for 2-minutes.

-Add rice, stir to coat with butter, cover and cook on high for 2-minutes.

-Add hot chicken broth, stir well, cover cook on high for 7-minutes.

-Stir well, cover and cook on high another 7-minutes.

-Stir well, cover and cook on high a final 7-miuntes.

-Stir, serve warm.

*Uncooked vermicelli pasta , angel hair pasta or spaghetti pasta , broken into 1/4-inch pieces, may be substituted for the orzo pasta.

Makes 2-cups of rice pilaf - Total cooking time 25-minutes.