Orzo Parmesan

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Cheesy orzo and green onions side dish that’s ready in a mere 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

1
can (14 ounces) fat-free chicken broth
1/2
cup water
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/3
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (about 9 ounces)
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 Heat broth, water and salt to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in pasta green onions and garlic.
  • 2 Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

Italian for “barley,” orzo is really a tiny, rice-shaped pasta. Add variety to your meals by substituting this small, complex-carbohydrate-rich pasta for rice in pilafs, salads, soups and casseroles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.