Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A great side dish and so simple to prepare. Recipe found on Allrecipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
  3. Stir in chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Mix in parmesan cheese and basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Thank you for posting my new favorite side dish! This was DELISH! DH and I both loved it. I did as another posted and added about 3 Tbsp diced onion and about 1 clove minced garlic before adding the pasta. I also only used 1 Tbsp butter (just trying to cut back where I can). Used fresh basil from the garden. Love the texture of this and the parm makes it extra extra creamy! This is definitely a keeper for us. Thanks for posting!

Sky Hostess June 01, 2012

August 6, 2012 - Delicious and easy - will make again.<br/><br/>Updated: Made a few times and continues to be a winner. Even made it without the cheese (was out) and although it tasted different it was still yummy.

Ty's Kitchen June 09, 2013

Oh my this is so good. Its such a simple recipe but the fresh basil really makes this dish. I will continue to make this through the summer. Thank you for sharing,.

mommyoffour May 28, 2013