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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

 Garlic Parmesan Orzo
The buttery pasta dish calls for orzo, which cooks quickly and is a nice change from ordinary pasta shapes."This fantastic recipe was inspired by a similar dish I once tried," Stephanie says. "It makes a superb side dish anytime. The garlic and Parmesan cheese really stand out."
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet,
  • saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the orzo, Parmesan cheese,
  • milk, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 321 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 513 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.