Garlic Parmesan Orzo
This garlic parmesan orzo is a delicious and easy side dish. It's made with orzo pasta, spinach, garlic, and parmesan cheese. It's quick to throw together and can be ready in just 20 minutes.
Servings: 8 people
- 2 Tablespoons Butter salted
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Minced
- 2 cups Chicken Broth
- 2 cups Spinach raw, fresh
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated works best
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 16 ounce package Orzo Pasta
Cut spinach into 1/2" slices and set aside.
In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter. Add the garlic and stir until garlic is fragrant and just starting to turn a darker color. Add the chicken broth, spinach, parmesan cheese, salt, and Orzo pasta. Stir lightly and cover with a lid.
Turn heat to low and Stir every 2 minutes. Cook the pasta a total of 8-9 minutes. The cheese should be melted and the pasta cooked al dente which means firm but not hard in the middle. There should be a little chew in the pasta.
Take off the heat and cover with a lid for a couple more minutes. This will allow the pasta to soak up the rest of the liquid. If desired, sprinkle a little more parmesan on the top and some fresh minced parsley too. Enjoy!
Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 100mg | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.4mg