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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!

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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.

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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,.

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mommyoffour May 28, 2013

I made this last night as a side dish to go with my chicken parm and it was delightful! I did add 1 clove of garlic and 3 Tbls of onion to the butter and sauted them for about 5 minutes before adding the orzo. I think that added tons of flavor! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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couponmommy123 September 12, 2009

Fantastic! I expected this dish to be bland due to the relatively few ingredients. However, it was an excellent dish. This would be wonderful to eat in the summer, as a light and fresh pasta. I used fresh basil and omitted the salt. The parmesan is salty enough. Will definitely make again.

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jinburger April 14, 2009

Very easy and tasty side dish. I've made this several times and it always comes out well. Dried basil will work if you don't have fresh - just mix it in when you add the chicken stock.

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audreygould September 26, 2008

Delicious! I didn't have fresh basil and had to sub dried and it was still really good! I always forget how much I like orzo. Thanks for a good recipe!

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StacyMD187373 June 29, 2014

This dish was totally awesome!! Easy to prepare and the flavor was out of this world. I followed to the "T" and doubled the recipe. Served with Southern Fried Salmon Patties #137575. Everyone loved it! Thank you for sharing this. Will definitely make again.

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Heartspell January 31, 2014

Very nice, very simple. Prepared recipe as is, and was very happy with the results. I don't see the need for any onion, as the parmesan adds salt and the basil adds sweetness. Your mileage may vary...

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ontheroadid September 26, 2013

This was so good and so easy! Wonderful side dish.

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Jazz Lover August 05, 2013
Orzo with Parmesan and Basil