Monday, February 13, 2012

Toasted Orzo with Parmesan

It's almost Valentine's Day.  I'm usually much more prepared with little gifts for the kids and a plan of what I'll make them for breakfast and dinner, but this year I'm just not ahead of the game.  I need to get with it, but at the same time, I know they'll be getting treats galore at school tomorrow!!
This side dish has become a staple in our house!  It goes well with any sort of meat, grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, or fish.  Super easy to make and can be modified to serve a lot or a little.  I like to make enough to have some for lunch the next day!

Toasted Orzo with Parmesan { recipe adapted from All Recipes }

INGREDIENTS: {serves 6}
  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.  Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.  
Stir in chicken broth and bring to boil.  Cover; reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.  
Mix in parmesan cheese and parsley.  Season with salt and pepper. 


  1. I've made something similar and it's so, so good!!! Thanks for the reminder of such a yummy side :) Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Just want you to know that I love your blog and check it often. I'm dreaming of someday having the time to cook some of these.
    Hugs to you and your precious family.

    Drea Soderin

    1. Drea, you are so sweet, thank you!! I totally remember being right where your at, with 3 little ones at home and the challenges of making meals! You're doing a great job though! Come over some day and we can cook together :-) Love you!

    2. p.s. it's still challenging for me, but now that the kids are all in school, meal planning/cooking has become a little more manageable ;)



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