Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta. A great side dish for that special meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo in boiling water until al dente. Drain well and transfer to bowl. Toss with butter, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, basil and parsley.
  2. Taste to see if you would prefer salt and pepper or a more lemony taste.
  3. Tip:.
  4. f using dried herbs reduce the amount to 1 Teaspoon each.
Most Helpful

I made this just as written - even had fresh basil and fresh parsley available in the garden. Love anything with pine nuts. It took a bit to get the right amount of salt, but once I did, it was delicious. Might even add some feta cheese next time. Yum!

jane49423 June 23, 2010

3 of my favorite things include basil, pine nuts & garlic, and I love any recipe that combines all of them together!! Made for zwt6!

cookin_nurse June 18, 2010

This was a wonderful side dish! I loved the texture contrast of the pine nuts with the pasta, the creaminess of the butter, the mild bite of the garlic, and the freshness of the herbs. I scaled this down to one serving, and it still came out perfectly. No more boxed pasta mixes at my house! We have a definite winner here. Made for ZWT6.

IngridH June 08, 2010