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This Parmesan orzo is a simple recipe that everyone loves. For a quick Mediterranean macaroni and cheese, omit the basil. It is easily doubled, too!



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and sauté until lightly browned.

  • Stir in chicken broth and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Mix in Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a shallow bowl and garnish with remaining basil.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 42.2g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 24.1mg; sodium 196.7mg. Full Nutrition