Thursday, May 13, 2010

Garlic Parmesan Orzo

I made this as a side dish for dinner and my whole family loved it -- especially my kids! You could easily use less butter, or sub some olive oil for the butter (half & half) to cut some fat & calories. It was really garlicky, but I loved that!

2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
3 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp dried parsley (or 2 tbsp minced fresh)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Cook orzo pasta according to pasta directions; drain. In same pot, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the orzo, parmesan cheese, milk, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.

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