Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

"A great side dish and so simple to prepare. Recipe found on Allrecipes."
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. Sky Hostess
    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!
     
  2. wanderineyees
    I took some notes from other reviewers and sautéed green onion and garlic before adding the orzo. I’m not a huge basil fan so I used half the suggested basil because I’m not a fan. Also added quartered cherry tomatoes. Super easy and delicious.
     
  3. Kristine R.
    YUM! My parmesan (big wedge from Costco) is pretty salty so I didn't need any additional salt. Added garlic because I had some extra already chopped. Making it again tonight for a party to serve as side with Tri Tip. Thanks!
     
  4. StacyMD187373
    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!
     
  5. Tys Kitchen
    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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