Orzo with Parmesan and Basil1096 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“This is a simple recipe that everyone loves. For a quick Mediterranean macaroni and cheese, omit the basil. Easily doubled, too!” - by DODIEPAJER
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
- Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes.
- Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 299 cal
- 9.4 g
- 42.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (1096)Rate This Recipe
"This is one of the most perfect side dishes I have ever made. I do what the recipe states except I do not add any basil. While the orzo is cooking in the chicken broth I saute 8 oz of sliced mushroo..." See morems in olive oil, set aside in a bowl and then saute an entire bag, maybe 10 oz of baby spinach in olive oil for maybe 30 seconds and then when the orzo is done cooking I mix it altogether and add the parm cheese. I make this with any meat and it is always LOVED."
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