Parmesan Orzo with Fresh Herbs

I cook orzo the same way I do rice, in just enough stock.

It gets very creamy and is a nice change….

Parmesan Orzo with Fresh Herbs

Total time: 25 minutes 


  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup (4.5oz, 130gr) orzo
  • 1 1/4 cups (10oz, 300ml) chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley
  • 1 tbs fresh basil

Parmesan Orzo with Fresh Herbs


  • Melt butter over medium-high heat in small saucepan. 
  • Add orzo and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. 
  • Add stock and bring to a simmer on medium heat. 
  • Turn heat to low and simmer until done, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • All stock will be absorbed. 
  • Stir in cheese and herbs. 
  • Remove from heat and serve.  This will be creamy, not stiff.

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I’m done.

I’ve shopped; I’ve dropped; I’ve eaten way too much.

I had big plans to do lots of posts and get lots of work done.

Well, we all know what the road to hell is paved with…..

I’m packed, almost within the weight limits, and ready to head home to mon mari and the girls.

More from my side of the pond later.

Oh, and school starts Tuesday…. I should be in great shape for that LOL

Last update on September 14, 2014

5 thoughts on “Parmesan Orzo with Fresh Herbs”

  1. We’ll be able to compare notes. I will be starting French school in Marrakech next month although a broad Aussie accent trying to speak French is not going to be a good look !!

  2. Ahh! Next Tuesday we will be following the swallows south. Enjoy your lessons, Katie. Kate, I took note of Geraldine on Comme une Française when she said not to worry too much about your accent, it is part of the charm when you are trying to master the language!

  3. Taste of Beirut, we like healthy LOL. And it doesn’t need more butter.

    nightsmusic, fresh spinach, stirred in at the end? Perfect!

    Kate, about the same as an American accent…. Comparing notes will be good.

    Gill, is summer over already? Hope it was a good one. Charming, I’ll remember that…

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