Rating: 4 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Make a creamy pasta side dish by slowly cooking orzo in a simmering broth. Add flavor with Parmesan cheese, fresh basil and pine nuts.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2004


Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add orzo, and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and orzo is done (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in cheese, basil, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with the pine nuts. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

236 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 1.8g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 34.8g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 12mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 412mg; calcium 82mg.