Thursday, July 7, 2011

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

I thought I'd branch out and try a different side dish and tried this recipe from It was yummy and a great way to use some of the basil from our garden!

2 Tbsp. butter
1 cup uncooked Orzo pasta
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt, pepper (and garlic salt), to taste
Fresh basil sprigs for garnish

Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned. 

Stir in chicken broth and bring to boil. 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 (and garlic salt). Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.

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