- Definitely cook the orzo in chicken broth or stock.
- I used half the amount of basil and it was perfect.
- I also added sauteed fresh mushrooms at the end.
- I believe grated Parmesan works best for this dish.
Orzo with Parmesan and Basil
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth or stock
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
sauteed fresh mushrooms (optional)
Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned. Stir in chicken broth/stock and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat, simmering until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed. This should take 15-20 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese, basil, and mushrooms if you choose to include them. Season with salt and pepper.