Garlic Parmesan Orzo
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the orzo, Parmesan cheese, milk, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 321 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.
May 13, 2020
Halved this recipe for my fiancée and I and it was perfect! Added a little lemon zest to add a little citrus kick and it was amazing!
Apr 21, 2020
Great, simple recipe. Paired with roasted chicken and vegetables.
Mar 28, 2018
Was very nice, however, mine turned out gluggy so may use less liquid next time. I cooked the rice with chicken stock powder as suggested and also reduced the butter to 3 tbs. Our son wasn't so keen on this dish, but hubby and I enjoyed it nonetheless. Thanks for a lovely recipe.
May 18, 2016
I cut this recipe in half for my husband and I, and it worked perfectly. I didn't think this was bland at all! That may have been because I cooked the orzo in half chicken broth (leftover) and half water, to add a bit of extra flavor. I also used whole milk instead of 2%. Lastly, I used dry parsley (using the proper conversation of 1 tbsp fresh = 1 tsp dry). It was DELICIOUS! We will make this again!Update: I made this again the other night and didn't use chicken broth to cook the orzo. I still thought this side tasted GREAT. It's light, tasty, and good complement to so many meals.
Jun 22, 2015
Easy and delicious
Dec 1, 2014
I liked this dish. Easy to make and very flavourful. I did not measure the garlic, but just minced 3 garlic cloves. I also did as the other poster and used only 3 tbsp butter to cut back on the calories.
Jan 13, 2014
I cut back on the butter and used some good olive oil. I also freshly grated Romano cheese and used couple of tablespoons on cream. If only I had some fresh parsley on hand ... wonderful, easy side dish.
Jan 6, 2014
I had a half box of orzo in the cupboard that I wanted to use up & found this recipe on the fly. Very easy and very tasty.
Nov 4, 2013
Can't go wrong with a garlic, cheese & pasta combo!! A great quick & easy side dish!
Oct 7, 2013
it will definitely be a repeated recipe. I cut the recipe in half, including the butter, and probably could have cut the butter down even more, and it was still delicious. I can't wait to heat it up for lunch and dinner tomorrow. I paired it with steamed salmon.