Friday, January 11, 2013

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

We went to a Relief Society dinner about a year ago and they made the BEST food! It was so delicious! And they loved us all enough to give all the recipes to everyone. I haven't tried to make all of them at home, but this one I've made at least 5 times. It's easy and so yummy. It's a great carb side dish!
Photo Credit to Tasty Kitchen
Orzo with Parmesan and Basil
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth {or about 1.5 cups}
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil {or this stuff instead, which I LOVE! Don't know how much exactly...}
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and sauté until lightly browned.
Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.
Mix in basil, well, then add parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl and garnish with basil sprigs.

Recipe Source: My Relief Society

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