Parmesan Orzo

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Parmesan Orzo

We tried something completely new - orzo!  I've never made orzo - not sure why.  I just usually make rice-a-roni because it is easy and good.  Hey, if it's good enough for San Francisco, then it is good enough for The Ham!  I found this recipe over on the The Hungry Housewife and decided to give it a whirl.  This fit my all three cooking criteria - quick, easy and GOOD!  We both really loved the parmesan cheese.  I can't wait to make this again and mix up the flavors. 

Parmesan Orzo

Parmesan Orzo
The Hungry Housewife
(Printable Recipe)

3 Tbsp butter
8 oz Orzo
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup White Wine
1/2 cups Parmesan-Reggiano Cheese
2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
Salt and Pepper

Melt butter in a pot with a lid over medium heat.  Add orzo and cook until some of the pieces turn golden brown.  Add garlic and cook for an additional one minute.  Add chicken stock and wine, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and stir in cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.

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  1. With a little bit different technique you would be making a risotto with orzo instead with rice.

  2. STEPH!! This looks soooo great! Garlic, wine, parmesan...I wish it was dinnertime right now!

  3. Yay! Your combining some of my favorite things! This makes me hungry just looking and reading about it. Super good looking! Thanks for posting!

  4. I would like that, Steph... I like pasta so much better than rice... Sounds good. think I'll try it.

  5. That looks wicked good. I've never made orzo either, I actually just bought a box yesterday to remedy that. Heh.

  6. Looks better and easier than the risotto I made a few weeks back! Bookmarked to try.

  7. I love the idea of this! Looks delish!

  8. I am so very glad you liked my Orzo!!! Quick and easy is always nice!!!!
    Thanks for posting the link back to my site..that is always appreciated!!
    Have a good weekend

  9. You've never had orzo? It's opened a whole new world, huh?! LOL, my one twin calls it "beast" which is the teenage boy's version of great. :)Yup, it's everyone's favorite pasta.