I love using orzo in place of rice; this looks like such a wonderful side dish to go with a lot of main courses.
I'm half Lebanese, so we eat a lot of rice pilafs. I hope to share my vegetable pilaf recipes in the future. My mother had a Persian neighbor who always call her pilafs "comfort food."
Thanks for visiting me again, Julia. I just popped on over to your blog today. I must make a few of your delicious recipes! The puff pastry pizza is genius! Readers, have you been to Julia's wonderful blog yet? http://juliasalbum.com/ so many great recipes there!