Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Parmesan Broccoli Orzo

I needed something easy and quick for dinner tonight. Rob and Maura made themselves pizza bagels, but I didn't want that. Also, I wasn't hungry when they ate. So later on, I had to cook for just me. Which hardly ever happens around here. I remembered that I had some orzo and that I hadn't had any in a while. So this is what I did.

Parmesan Broccoli Orzo

2 oz orzo pasta (any pasta would work for this)
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cut broccoli florets, cut into very small pieces
1 1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and salt the water. Add pasta after water has come to a boil and boil for about 9-10 minutes. Add broccoli during last 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain well. Toss with all other ingredients and enjoy!

How easy is that??!! I realize with the addition of butter, this isn't an especially healthy meal. But it has veggies!


  1. Ooooh that looks great! I'm still not good at making orzo for some reason, I need to give it another shot!

  2. YUM! That looks very good, something different to do with my Orzo.

  3. looks delicious! i'll have to try this one out!

  4. I made this tonight, I added some mushrooms. It was VERY good!