Tomato Basil and Parmesan Orzo

Tomato Basil and Parmesan Orzo


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About this recipe: This is a super-easy pasta dish, which is packed full of flavour. Orzo is tossed with basil leaves, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. This dish is perfect for packed lunches or dinner.


Serves: 8 

  • 400g uncooked orzo pasta
  • 20g chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 35g chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 60g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place basil leaves and sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times until blended.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the orzo, basil-tomato mixture, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled.

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I saw this recipe and really wanted to try it. This serves 8 so I used less ingredients to make for 2. Quick and simple. Taste so yummy that I had both portions lol. Saved this recipe to defiantly do again. - 06 Jul 2015


so simple ,but really lovely. - 04 Feb 2015

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