Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Parmesan Orzo

Remember my obsession with orzo? Well, I'm still on that train and look for any way possible to incorporate it into our meals. This works great as a main dish or as a side dish. It's easy to mix with some meat or vegetable and looks like cute little noodles... what more could you ask for??

This recipe in particular is one of our absolute favorite side dishes. My mother-in-law makes it for us and before I can go back for seconds - it's gone. Everyone loves it and looks forward to when it is on the table.

Parmesan Orzo
PREP: 5 minutes           COOK: 20 minutes            READY IN: 25 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/3 cup orzo
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (shredded is preferred but grated works as well)


  1. Pour olive oil into large skillet on medium heat. Add onion, salt, and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add orzo. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until orzo turns golden brown. 
  3. While stirring, pour chicken broth over orzo mixture. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. When liquid is absorbed, mix in peas and parmesan to orzo. 


    1 cup serving    386 calories   16.8 g fat   34.7 g carbs    23 g protein    4.1g sugar   


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