Cheesy Pasta with Basil

Cheesy Pasta with Basil


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About this recipe: Everyone will love this pasta dish - it's fresh and packed full of flavour. It's also quick and easy to make. Orzo pasta is tossed with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.


Serves: 4 

  • 30g butter
  • 200g uncooked orzo pasta
  • 415ml chicken stock
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • basil sprigs, as needed

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Melt butter in heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
  2. Stir in chicken stock and bring to the boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.

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