This orzo is a grown-up version of mac’n’cheese. It is tasty and a nice addition to most meals. I recommend using a good quality cheese and not skimping on the butter.
Chive and Parmesan Orzo
- 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 1-1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (sometimes I use more)
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp fresh chives, snipped
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain. In a large skillet, saute garlic and thyme in butter until tender. Add the orzo, Parmesan cheese, cream, chives, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.
I like the idea of using Orzo pasta instead of macaroni 🙂 very nice!
It adds a nice flair and looks very time consuming.
Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
I like any version of mac and cheese, well OK not the boxed stuff, but still. This looks creamy and great.