Minted Orzo Recipe
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Minted Orzo Recipe

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In just 15 minutes, I can make a warm, fresh-tasting side. Its mild flavor balances lots of entrees, especially the spicy ones. —Donna Curtis, Oakhurst, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil and butter for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain orzo and add to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Sprinkle with mint. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Minted Orzo in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p24

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JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 79958
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"I love this recipe! It is perfect Italian comfort food - butter, oil, garlic and warm pasta! Perfect!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1529833 209440
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"i would make this again it was very good"

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