This recipe for Easy Parmesan Orzo is one of my favorite easy side dishes.
Easy Side Dishes: Easy Parmesan Orzo
This recipe for Easy Parmesan Orzo is one of my favorite easy side dishes.Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe
- 1 cup orzo
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
- In a small saucepan combine the orzo and butter.
- Melt the butter and stir regularly, lightly toasting the orzo.
- Pour in the broth and add garlic powder.
- Heat over low heat, stirring regularly, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in the cheese until melted.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle parsley over top if desired .
Estimated Nutritional Information
Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 thoughts on “Easy Parmesan Orzo”
This looks like a delicious side even my kids would eat!
It’s really easy to make and so versatile! It’s my go-to side dish! And, my little guy loves it, too! 🙂
Maddie had been complaining of stomach aches for several months. Dr Ross tested her for allergies and she was fine for everything. So last weekend I decided to go gluten free with her. I’m sort of doing it too. Not hard since I gave up bread for lent. Since I love your recipes so much I’ll be altering them for her new diet. I only cook one dinner, so we’re all doing it to some extent. I’ll let you know how I’m doing.
I’d love to hear how you make out with the swap outs! Good luck with your new GF diet!
On my way to fresh market now to buy the ingredients!
I’ve made a version of this before that included fresh basil (or several of the frozen cubes from Trader Joe’s, that’s what I had). Super delicious!
This looks totally stellar. I’d probably add a dash of lemon juice just to cut the creaminess – but I’m a lemon fiend so maybe that’s just me? 😉 Either way I’m making this! I’ll pin it so I can refer back later… 🙂
I’ve had this recipe pinned on Pinterest for a couple weeks now, just waiting for the right time to try it. It’s actually on my menu for later this week. Now I really can’t wait to give it a try!
Yumm…I tend to fall donw a bit on side dishes so this is a great one to keep in my back pocket.
Yay I’m so glad you liked it Christina! I made it again last night and you’re right, it really does remind me of risotto!