This is the most delicious, simple side dish. I had to add it because I've made it several times. This was given to me by a friend, Jessica Klemetson.
PARMESAN BASIL ORZO
3 Tablespoons Butter 1-½ cup Orzo 3 cups Chicken Or Vegetable Stock 6 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Basil 1 cup Parmesan Cheese ½ teaspoons Salt ¼ teaspoons Pepper
Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the orzo and saute for a few minutes, until the orzo starts to get golden brown. Add the broth and cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until all the broth has been absorbed. Remove from the heat, add the basil and Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste.