Easy Parmesan Orzo

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4.84 from 6 votes
This recipe for Easy Parmesan Orzo is one of my favorite easy side dishes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Easy Side Dishes Easy Parmesan Orzo from It's a Keeper

This recipe for Easy Parmesan Orzo is one of my favorite easy side dishes.

Easy Side Dishes Easy Parmesan Orzo from It's a Keeper

Easy Side Dishes Easy Parmesan Orzo from It's a Keeper

Easy Side Dishes: Easy Parmesan Orzo

4.8 from 6 votes
This recipe for Easy Parmesan Orzo is one of my favorite easy side dishes.
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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10 thoughts on “Easy Parmesan Orzo”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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… 🙂

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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!

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