Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Source: allrecipes.com
Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 30 minutes


2 tablespoons
1 cup
uncooked orzo pasta
14 1⁄2 ounces
chicken broth
1⁄2 cup
grated parmesan cheese
1⁄4 cup
chopped fresh basil
salt & pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh basil (to garnish)


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.


I enjoy doubling the basil.

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