Thursday, July 8, 2010

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and try it out. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

Today's Round Up: Side Dish

I thought I had posted this recipe already since we eat it quite often, yet I realized that it was missing--missing until now. This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe that is perfectly partnered with any main course. Tonight we ate it with seared scallops, marinated shrimp and corn on the cob. Last week we ate it with grilled chicken and bruschetta. You most likely have most of the ingredients on hand, so if you are looking for a great side dish, get ready to make this Basil and Parmesan Orzo over and over again!

Basil and Parmesan Orzo

* 2 Tablespoons butter
* 1 Cup orzo
* 1 can or 14 ozs. chicken broth (I use low sodium)
* 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan (preferably freshly grated)
* 1/4 Cup fresh basil, chopped
* salt and pepper to taste


Melt butter in saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!If you want to join in on your own blog, simply link back to this blog and mention that you are partaking in Thursday's Recipe Rodeo. If you don't have a blog and want to share a recipe with us - leave it in the comments!Click here for a printable version of Basil and Parmesan Orzo


the tofts said...

this looks good! i love dishes like this, but usually try to turn them into a main dish by adding some protein. You are a good cook Neens!

Montana said...

I made this tonight. SO tasty!

Kristen Davis said...

Nini! It has been forever! But just wanted to tell you that I made this dish and Josh and I both loved it! I have so much fun reading your blog and checking in for new great recipes. Thanks so much for posting them!