Savory Orzo

Orzo, a small, rice-shaped pasta, is combined with wonderful Italian flavors to create a unique side dish. Serve this versatile dish during the week or for a special holiday meal. Recipe from McCormick.

Yield: 6 servings ( Serving Size: 1 cup )
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) orzo
  • 4 slice(s) bacon
  • 1 cup(s) sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup(s) toasted pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) seasoned salt

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook orzo as directed on package. Drain well.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon. Set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in skillet. Add green onions; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until tender-crisp.
  3. 3. Stir in orzo, bacon, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, Italian seasoning and seasoned salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
October 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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