Flavored Rice

When white rice just isn’t enough and you need it kicked up a bit.  This is not spicy, but add about one teaspoon of some red pepper flakes if you want to make it spicy.

1/4 cup orzo pasta (this is a rice-shaped pasta)
3/4 cup white rice (any white rice will do)
1/2 roasted red pepper, diced
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
14 oz. can chicken broth
1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin is best)
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Place everything into a medium-sized pot, bring to a boil then cover and simmer on low (as you would normally cook rice) and simmer for about 20 minutes or until done – this make take up to 30 minutes, stirring only once during cooking time.  Serve.