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
  • 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 equals 285 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 641 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

I've made this recipe several times. It's a great spontaneous side dish because I typically have all of the ingredients on hand. I substitute whatever white shredded cheese I have on hand - mozzarella and provolone are both good.

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

I make this as a side dish frequently-it goes together fast. I add the basil at the beginning, as well as 1/8 tsp. each garlic powder and onion powder. Mushrooms are a great addition as well!

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