This is a delicious accompaniment to Scampi. It's delicious all by itself.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Slowly stir in the orzo. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

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  • Transfer orzo to a buttered serving bowl. Toss with butter and cream, and season with nutmeg. Sprinkle top evenly with Parmesan cheese, and garnish with chives.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 10.1 g total fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 45 mg sodium. 46.9 g carbohydrates; 9.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
Definately double the sauce and add some crushed garlic and a little white pepper to taste Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2009
Hubby's assessment is spot on: "Nondescript. Just orzo." This is sadly lacking in flavor even though I used an herb medley orzo. Read More
(12)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
Definately double the sauce and add some crushed garlic and a little white pepper to taste Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
Definately double the sauce and add some crushed garlic and a little white pepper to taste Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
I'm not a big pasta eater but I could eat orzo or pastina anytime. Most of us only think of using fetticini with alfredo sauce so I was happy to stumble across this recipe. I doubled the sauce used fat free half and half and much more cheese. We loved this Marilyn and the dish pairs very nicely with chicken franchese. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2009
Hubby's assessment is spot on: "Nondescript. Just orzo." This is sadly lacking in flavor even though I used an herb medley orzo. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
My whole family liked this recipe. I didn't add the nutmeg or the chives and I did add more cheese. I used the pre-shredded stuff. The only suggestion I had was from my husband who said he would like more cheese in it. I might double the sauce next time and add some cooked chicken to it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2006
Thought this was good. I only made half the amount of orzo and maybe I used too much parmesan as it was a little grainy. I added garlic powder and a dried herb mix that included red onion chive and dill. Had this with sweet and spicy salmon and it was a nice creamy accompaniment. This is a good base recipe suitable for tinkering. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2004
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2006
This is a very simple orzo recipe that will go well with so many main courses! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2007
I thought this was pretty bland...And that's a lot coming from me. I'm the type of person that prefers "beige" food so I thought this would be right up my alley. It definitely was not. I did use fresgly grated Parmesan perhaps that made it more bland (???)...At any rate I added some Italian Seasoning and a bit of salt. It was edible just not something I'll probably make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2006
Very easy side dish to make! Read More
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