Thursday, February 21, 2013

Parmesan and Basil Orzo

We were huge fans of "pasta sides" or "rice sides" for the first year of marriage. But my cooking has evolved a bit and we have kind of dropped them. But sometimes its nice to just have a generic pasta or rice side that is fast and simple. I decided to give one I found on Pinterest a try.

PS< I love orzo. MMMMM

Parmesan and Basil Orzo


3 tbsp butter
2 cups orzo
4 cups chicken (or veg) stock
1 handful of fresh chopped basil (or 1-2 tbsp of the basil in a tube from the produce section)
1 cup parmesan
salt and pepper

Melt butter in a saucepan on medium

Add orzo and toast until orzo turns golden brown

Add broth, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until broth is absorbed

Remove from heat. Add parmesan, basil, and salt and pepper. Stir well.


  1. Why have I never thought to do this?!?! I hate how much sodium is in the boxed stuff. Great idea...I'll definitely have to try it!

    1. Michelle, this is one of the yummiest things I have made. You gotta try it!