Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a great recipe....tastes great and it is so quick and easy to make! Plus it goes with a wide range of meats, making it a great weeknight side dish. This is from the cookbook "June Fete Fare".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the orzo in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until golden. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the orzo is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, julienned-sliced basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Oh my! This is excellent! Served with hot dogs as a practice for when our DGD comes this summer - this was like a fancy, schmancy mac & cheese - wink, wink! So easy, so tasty. Thanks, Breezer. Hope things are starting to get better for you!

Linky May 14, 2015

Very good side dish that was pleasing to everyone's palet. Easy peasy which will now be a part of my regular repertoire. I tasted it before adding the basil and parmesan and even then it was fabulous, but basil and parmesan added another dimension of flavor. Thank you breezermom for sharing. Made it for PRMR.

ForeverMama June 02, 2014

What a wonderful dish...we loved easy to prepare...I served it with salmon and's a keeper...=)

teresas June 21, 2013

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