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    Creamy Garlic-Parmesan Orzo

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    15 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    The garlic may be adjusted to taste, we love garlic so I use 2 heaping tablespoons, I have left the chili flakes as optional add in for some heat if desired, cooking time does not include cooking the orzo.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the orzo according to the package directions; drain well.
    2. 2
      In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat; add in the onion and saute until just softened (about 3-4 minutes).
    3. 3
      Add in fresh garlic and chili flakes the last 2 minutes of cooking.
    4. 4
      Reduce the heat to low and add in the cooked orzo, Parmesan cheese, milk or cream, parsley and salt; toss to heat through.
    5. 5
      Season with fresh ground black pepper to taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 16, 2010

      55

      Oh my goodness, This is amazing... I cut corners and used what I had on hand (shallots, whole milk, jared garlic) I also did not have fresh parsley, and it is still the best!! I can not wait untill I can make it with the right ingrediants.. I should have known it was a kittencal recipe when I started to read it and thought Holy Cow I have to make this for dinner!! She never dissapoints. Thank You again for helping me make a great dinner, and to hear my two small children say "AGH that was some good dinner mom!"

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    • on November 14, 2009

      55

      We loved this recipe! I cut it in half for the two of us, and we still have a couple servings left over. It's quick and easy, and oh so yummy. Thanks for posting, Kittencal.

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    • on April 01, 2009

      55

      Oh, this dish was sinful!!! I used shallots instead of the onion and cream (because I had them available)...and cut down on the garlic to about 3 cloves. I cooked the orzo in chicken broth and set it aside for probably 30 minutes. Once I cooked the onions and garlic... added the pasta, I probably added about 1/2+cup cream as it was on the dry side. I put the orzo pasta in a dish and put it in my toaster oven at 300 to keep warm until I was ready to serve it. Next time, I will cut the orzo down to 1-1/2 cups as there was a huge amount of pasta...more for 8 servings than 6. My DH doesn't care for orzo...it's OK as far as I am concerned...DDs love the stuff, but we all agreed that this dish was yummy, yummy! This dish is very flexable...you could add fresh herbs or veggies to the dish and give it a whole different taste! Thanks Kitten for another wonderful dish!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Garlic-Parmesan Orzo

    Serving Size: 1 (103 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 362.8
     
    Calories from Fat 138
    38%
    Total Fat 15.4 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 9.2 g
    46%
    Cholesterol 41.0 mg
    13%
    Sodium 420.2 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.6 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    8%
    Sugars 2.1 g
    8%
    Protein 11.2 g
    22%

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