I found this recipe on MyRecipes.com. I was looking for something different from the normal everyday recipes I'd been making for dinner and this really came through. Give this one a try!
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine (water may be substituted)
1/4 tsp dried thyme
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs sea scallops
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; saute 3 minutes. Stir in pasta, broth, wine, and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente. Stir in chopped chives and lemon juice. Keep warm.
Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallions evenly with salt and pepper. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with pasta mixture.