Orzo with Parmesan & Basil Recipe
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Orzo with Parmesan & Basil Recipe

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Dried basil adds its rich herb flavor to this creamy and delicious skillet side dish that's table-ready in just minutes! Thanks to Anna Chaney of Antigo, Wisconsin for sharing her recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta or pearl couscous
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 285 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute orzo in butter for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender. Stir in the cheese, basil and pepper. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orzo with Parmesan & Basil in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p22

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Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"Lovely side dish. Used orzo instead of couscous and cooked this in my rice cooker. Whole family enjoyed this. Would definitely make again. Thanks for a great recipe."

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"One of our favorite side dishes. Love it."

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Delicious! The whole family enjoyed it."

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"too much basil"

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"I absolutely love this recipe! I make it a meal by adding a pound of ground turkey and a little more cheese and milk. It's simple and quick"

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