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Saturday, November 04, 2006 

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

What's orzo, you ask? It's pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine


3 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups orzo
3 cups chicken broth (750ml)
1/2 cup grated parmesan
6 Tbsp. chopped basil or 1 1/2 tsp. dried
salt and pepper


Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add orzo and saute 2 min. until slightly brown (watch closely as it can burn). Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed...20 min. or more. Mix in parmesan and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Serves 6. A good alternative side-dish if you're getting tired of rice.

I was just talking with my mom about orzo and how I need some recipes about 5 minutes ago. This one looks delish!

This is an excellent recipe. Of course, it's not yours. It's from the Best of Bridge - ingredient for ingredient.

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