Garlic Parmesan Orzo
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 321 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.
May 18, 2016
I cut this recipe in half for my husband and I, and it worked perfectly. I didn't think this was bland at all! That may have been because I cooked the orzo in half chicken broth (leftover) and half water, to add a bit of extra flavor. I also used whole milk instead of 2%. Lastly, I used dry parsley (using the proper conversation of 1 tbsp fresh = 1 tsp dry). It was DELICIOUS! We will make this again!Update: I made this again the other night and didn't use chicken broth to cook the orzo. I still thought this side tasted GREAT. It's light, tasty, and good complement to so many meals.
Jun 22, 2015
Easy and delicious
Dec 1, 2014
I liked this dish. Easy to make and very flavourful. I did not measure the garlic, but just minced 3 garlic cloves. I also did as the other poster and used only 3 tbsp butter to cut back on the calories.
Jan 13, 2014
I cut back on the butter and used some good olive oil. I also freshly grated Romano cheese and used couple of tablespoons on cream. If only I had some fresh parsley on hand ... wonderful, easy side dish.
Jan 6, 2014
I had a half box of orzo in the cupboard that I wanted to use up & found this recipe on the fly. Very easy and very tasty.
Nov 4, 2013
Can't go wrong with a garlic, cheese & pasta combo!! A great quick & easy side dish!
Oct 7, 2013
it will definitely be a repeated recipe. I cut the recipe in half, including the butter, and probably could have cut the butter down even more, and it was still delicious. I can't wait to heat it up for lunch and dinner tomorrow. I paired it with steamed salmon.
Apr 27, 2013
very good and flavorful. I made some for dinner and craving some more already.
Mar 4, 2013
Yummy! Everyone loved it. I did cut back on the butter to 3 tablespoons to save on calories. It was still moist and delicious!
Feb 19, 2013
Loved it. It was so simple and quick to make.