Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

August 17th, 2011


2 tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat.  Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.

Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed about 15 to 20 minutes.

Mix in chopped basil and Parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.  Transfer to a shallow bowl.  Garnish with basil sprigs.  4 servings.

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