Created by: Kittencal
Created on October 25, 2012
Categories: Dinner, Side Dishes, Dairy, Pasta, Orzo, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Sunday Dinner, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Stove Top, Vegetarian, Kosher Dairy (more)
Creamy Garlic-Parmesan Orzo
"This is a great orzo dish, I have left the chili flakes as optional add in for some heat if desired, cooking time does not include cooking the orzo."
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Prep Time: 10mPT10M
Cook Time: 5-7mPT5-7M
Very easy and so tasty. Went great with tilapia filets and steamed broccoli This is going into the regular rotation...
- 170 grams dry orzo pasta (dry, 2 cups)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 small yellow onion (finely chopped)
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- Cayenne pepper, pinch (optional)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup half and half (or whole milk)
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, minced
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Cook the orzo according to the package directions; drain well.
In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat; add in the onion and saute until just softened (about 3 minutes). Add in fresh garlic and cayenne; cook 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low and add in the cooked orzo, Parmesan cheese, cream or milk and parsley; toss to heat through.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serving Size: 1 (69.5 g)
- Calories 199.6
- Total Fat - 9.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
- Cholesterol - 24.3 mg
- Sodium - 125.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 24.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
- Sugars - 0.6 g
- Protein - 5.3 g
- Calcium - 105.8 mg
- Iron - 0.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 3.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg