Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Okay, so this photo is junk but that is because this pasta was devoured by everyone before I got a good shot. Something different if you are tired of potatoes or rice. I won't pretend that it's health food because it's not, but the flavor is great.

If you are wondering, "what the heck is orzo?" it's a small pasta that looks like grains of rice. You'll find it with the other pasta in your grocery:


2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley, or 2 tsp. dried
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet, saute garlic in butter over medium heat until tender and fragrant. Add the orzo, Parmesan cheese, milk, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.

1 comment:

Vic and Marion said...

Love being introduced to new foods I've never heard of!!! Thanks Chanelle, you rock! So trying this one!!