Simple Orzo Pilaf

Simple Orzo Pilaf. Have you guys checked out Mel’s Kitchen Café?  Oh man!!  I may or may not have printed off nearly 50 recipes to try.  I love finding new meal inspiration and after I make a recipe a time or two, I like to give it a tweak or two to make it specific to our liking.

This Orzo Pilaf recipe needs NO tweaking.  It is wonderful.  A very quick side dish and ready to be on the table in 10 minutes.  Tonight we had this with Cod and steamed broccoli.  Very very fast dinner.
Orzo Pilaf
Simple Orzo Pilaf
*recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Café*
2 cans chicken broth (about 3 ½ cups)
1 lb orzo pasta (tiny pasta that comes in a small box or bag in the pasta section)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil.  Stir in orzo and reduce heat to simmer.  Simmer uncovered stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes.  The orzo should be thick when finished cooking.  You don’t want it dry.  I cook mine to al dente as we don’t like our pasta too soft.
2. Remove pasta from heat and stir in green onions and cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve immediately as this dish really sets up the longer it sits.  It is creamiest right away.

Simple Orzo Pilaf

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  1. Made it three times already and love it. Super easy and so yummy. Even yummy the next few days as left overs.

  2. I am making this tonight. I can't wait to try it. I have been looking for more interesting side dishes besides rice and potatoes :).

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