Orzo With Roasted Peppers and Basil

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple orzo recipe, prepared like risotto. Original recipe by Pam Anderson, published in the Washington Post, June 7, 2000.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 quart of water to a boil.
  2. Add the salt and orzo and cook until the orzo is tender and has absorbed almost all of the cooking liquid, 8 to 9 minutes.
  3. Stir in the oil, Parmesan cheese, red pepper and basil.
  4. Serve immediately.