Parmesan and Basil Orzo
30 mins (prep 5, cooking 25)
8 ingredients
4 servings
This is a great recipe....tastes great and it is so quick and easy to make! Plus it goes with a wide range of meats, making it a great weeknight side dish. This is from the cookbook "June Fete Fare".

Categories:  side-dish , served-hot , pasta,-rice-and-grains , 3-steps-or-less , north-american , comfort-food , taste~mood , equipment , pasta , time-to-make , weeknight , <-30-mins , easy , presentation , american , inexpensive , savory , stove-top ,
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Serving Size (218.62 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 424.97 Calories from Fat 169.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.8g 115.68%
Saturated Fat 8.91g 178.24%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 148.66mg 198.21%
Sodium 865.71mg 144.28%
Total Carbohydrate 12.24g 16.33%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.5 g %
Protein 51.69g 413.53%
Vitamin A 380.42IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 257.01mg% Iron 3.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
orzo pasta, fresh basil, plus, freshly ground black pepper, fresh basil