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    Kittencal's Parmesan Orzo

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    20 mins

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    15 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This makes a great side dish with chicken or fish, the dried chili flakes are only optional I like to add in for a little heat you may omit if desired, use a good quality chicken broth for this, make certain to saute the orzo until just lightly browned it really improves the flavor of this dish! ;)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt butter in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, add in onion, thyme and red pepper flakes (if using) saute for about 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add in orzo and cook stirring with a wooden spoon until orzo is slightly browned (about 3-4 minutes).
    3. 3
      Add in garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Slowly add in the chicken broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low.
    5. 5
      Cover and simmer until the orzo is tender and the liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes).
    6. 6
      Mix in the Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper.
    7. 7
      Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2012

      55

      Great side dish! I added 1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts, but other then that left everything the same. Thanks for another great recipe kittencal!

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    • on June 06, 2010

      55

      Outstanding. Had it with roast chicken. Added a little of the herbed, seasoned chicken drippings as I was a little short on chicken broth...Yum! Used fresh thyme to season the roast chicken as well as the orzo. Will make this again & again.

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    • on April 03, 2013

      55

      Yummy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Kittencal's Parmesan Orzo

    Serving Size: 1 (309 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 442.5
     
    Calories from Fat 137
    30%
    Total Fat 15.2 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 8.4 g
    42%
    Cholesterol 35.7 mg
    11%
    Sodium 1446.8 mg
    60%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.5 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 3.7 g
    14%
    Protein 22.1 g
    44%

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