Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 39: Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Day 39.

This recipe is great as a side dish or, as I'm also going to show you, as a main dish. With just a few changes, this can be vegetarian friendly as well. Let's get started!

Here's what you'll need.
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2 tablespoons butter
1 cup orzo
2 cups chicken stock (vegetarians, use veggie stock)
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Dried basil

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Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet.

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Add the orzo and toast to a light brown.

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Once it gets to be a color you like, pour in the chicken stock.

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Bring it to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.

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It should look kind of like this. Yum. But wait. It gets better.

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Add in the shredded parmesan.

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Add in the dried basil, about a teaspoon full or so.

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Stir well to combine.

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Now, to serve this as a main dish, throw in some diced, cooked chicken breasts. I used 2 here.

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I also put in some steamed broccoli.

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Stir it all together and top with some dried parsley.

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This is great with a big salad.

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Delish!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

I love that this has every food group in it. Perfect family dish! If I could only get all of them to eat it...I would have it made!! I think I am going to start making out my weekly menu right here on your blog. I won't copy U for FF though.:P