Created by: Luvcookn
Created on February 18, 2012
Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dishes, Dairy, Cheese, Pasta, Orzo, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Sunday Dinner, Weeknight Meals, Stove Top, Diabetic, No Eggs (more)
Parmesan Basil Orzo
"This is a simple recipe that my family loves."
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Prep Time: 10mPT10M
Cook Time: 20mPT20M
Loved this...it was so easy to prepare and the flavor was delicious...you got a nice creamy Parmesan cheese with a bust of basil...made for "best of 2014" tag game....
- 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
- 1 cup dry orzo pasta
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounce) chicken broth
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped (for garnish)
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium heat.
Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Stir in parmesan and basil and season with salt and pepper.
Serve with the remaining chopped basil.
- Serving Size: 1 (153.1 g)
- Calories 189.2
- Total Fat - 9.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
- Cholesterol - 23.2 mg
- Sodium - 574.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 21.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
- Sugars - 0.2 g
- Protein - 6.5 g
- Calcium - 139.7 mg
- Iron - 0.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg