Orzo with Tomatoes, Basil, and Gorgonzola

Orzo with Tomatoes, Basil, and Gorgonzola

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"A vegetarian friend of mine gave me this recipe, and it's always a hit! Makes a great side dish or light meal."

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35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 460 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 574 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the orzo pasta; cook and stir until the orzo has lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the onion, and cook until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add 1 clove of garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in the vegetable broth, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cover; simmer until the orzo is tender yet still a little firm to the bite, 12 to 14 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, 1/2 of the fresh basil, garlic, and remaining olive oil.
  3. Spoon the cooked orzo into a serving bowl. Top with tomato mixture, and sprinkle with Gorgonzola and remaining basil.
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Hubby's remark at the dinner table was that this "needed something" and I agree. It needed the gorgonzola the recipe called for but I couldn't add because he doesn't like it. I didn't measure i...

This recipe was very good. I'm giving it 5 stars because of ease and taste and the versatility I can foresee with this recipe. Exactly as written makes for a lovely vegetarian meal. I have be...

Made it as the recipe called for, except I couldn't find gorgonzolla cheese so used feta and used fat free chicken broth. It was WONDERFUL! My husband loved it! We'll make this again. One ti...