Easy Parmesan Orzo

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4.88 from 8 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

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
4.88 from 8 votes

Easy Side Dishes: Easy Parmesan Orzo

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This recipe for Easy Parmesan Orzo is one of my favorite easy side dishes.
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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: 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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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, orzo

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10 thoughts on “Easy Parmesan Orzo”

    • It’s really easy to make and so versatile! It’s my go-to side dish! And, my little guy loves it, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  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? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Either way I’m making this! I’ll pin it so I can refer back later… ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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