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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth*
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  • Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
  • Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil.
  • Cover.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to shallow bowl.
  • Garnish with basil sprigs.
  • *I was out of chicken broth so I just used water and chicken bullion.


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