Creamy Parmesan Orzo

  • 1 Tbls butter or olive oil
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, fresh grated (melts easier, tastes better)
  • 2 Tbls fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste (or 1/4 tsp each)
  • 4 tsp pine nuts, toasted

1. Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Add orzo and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

2. Stir in broth and water, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

3. Remove from heat, stir in cheese, basil, salt and pepper.  Sprinkle with pine nuts.  Serve warm.

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