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Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"Basil and sun-dried tomato add flavor and zing to this simple yet delicious pasta salad recipe. It's perfect for picnics, and great served warm or cold."
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Ingredients

23 m servings 255 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place basil leaves and sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times until blended.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the orzo, basil-tomato mixture, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 255 calories; 6.9 g fat; 38.8 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 7 mg cholesterol; 275 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This fabulous side dish is another example of "less is more" and "the simpler the better." No reason to change a thing here and, frankly, to do so would ruin the dish. Subtley flavored and pre...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe tasted nice. I made a few changes, including boiling the orzo in vegetable stock to give it extra flavor and adding feta instead of parmesan cheese to give it a more Greek taste. I...

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This fabulous side dish is another example of "less is more" and "the simpler the better." No reason to change a thing here and, frankly, to do so would ruin the dish. Subtley flavored and pre...

As written this recipe may be a bit bland, but the base of the recipe is quite good. Read a few reviews and adjusted to personal taste: (1)Doubled the tomato/basil mixture, (2) added the zest ...

This could be a 5 star recipe. I did not add any olive oil. The oil packes sund dried tomoatoes in enough. I even dumped some of this oil out. I added about a 1/3 cup red wine vinegar and 1/2 ts...

Wow! This is nice. If you haven't cooked with sun dried tomatoes before, you are in for a treat! They are very different from canned and fresh tomatoes. They have a little chew to them and are a...

Make the pesto sauce ahead of time and add the salt, and pepper right to the food processor or blender with the sun dried tomatoes and basil. Set this aside until you cook the pasta. Once the ...

This recipe is a family favorite. We have made it twice since last week when I first came across it. The first time I halved the orzo but kept the rest the same and it had perfect flavor. The...

I have made this with parmesan and with feta, both are very good, but I think the feta wins overall in our house. When using feta, I sprinkle it on right before serving, then with leftover I add...

This recipe tasted nice. I made a few changes, including boiling the orzo in vegetable stock to give it extra flavor and adding feta instead of parmesan cheese to give it a more Greek taste. I...

We make this all the time as a main dish. For two of us we use 1 cup orzo, 1/3 cup pesto (which we usually have on hand and we have made it both ways and don't taste a big difference), 1/3 cup j...