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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

8 servings

This buttery pasta dish calls for orzo, which cooks quickly and is a nice change from ordinary pasta shapes. Orzo recipes make a superb side dish anytime, and in this dish, the garlic and Parmesan cheese really stand out. —Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho
Garlic Parmesan Orzo Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. 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 Facts

1 cup: 321 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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