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    breezermom's Note:

    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".

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 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. 2
      Stir in the Parmesan cheese, julienned-sliced basil, and salt and pepper to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 02, 2014


      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.

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    • on June 21, 2013


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

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    • on August 02, 2012


      Excellent quick & easy side, especially with a garden full of fresh basil. I decreased the cheese a little, and doubled the basil. Was wonderful with grilled chicken!

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    Nutritional Facts for Parmesan and Basil Orzo

    Serving Size: 1 (272 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 393.8
    Calories from Fat 128
    Total Fat 14.2 g
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    Cholesterol 33.9 mg
    Sodium 831.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 16.8 g

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