Creamy Parmesan Orzo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 274.5
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.4 mg
  • Sodium: 323.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g

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This nice light main or side dish is even good without the pinenuts This nice light main or side dish is even good without the pinenuts
Number of Servings: 4


    1 tbsp butter
    1 cup orzo pasta
    1.25 cups low sodium chicken broth
    1.25 cups water
    .24 cup parmesan cheese
    2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
    .25 tsp black pepper
    4 tbsp pine nuts, toasted


1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add orzo and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2, Stir in broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed, and orzo is done, about 15 minutes.
3. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, basil and pepper. Sprinkle with pine nuts; serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKER251.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    A hit with husband, son and myself. Will be making this one over and over again. - 3/3/14

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    Easy and tasty! - 2/24/12

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    Very Good
    didn't have the chicken broth substitute beef broth was still wonderfull!!! Gonna try it with the chicken broth next time! - 6/1/09

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    Very Good
    really yummy and very easy! - 3/28/09

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    Very Good
    this was so easy and my BF really liked it. I replaced parmesan with asiago cheese for a different twist. - 11/28/08