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

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, orzo
Servings: 4
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 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 .
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