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    Basil Butter Orzo

    Basil Butter Orzo. Photo by Rita~

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    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Mami J's Note:

    This is a nice side dish for spring or summer. It goes very nicely as a side for fish or seafood. Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic to your taste. The orzo pasta can be cooked up to 4 hrs ahead: cook and drain, then rinse under cold water; drain again and store covered in the refrigerator. Found in Sunset magazine.

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    1. 1
      Bring 3 qts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add orzo and cook until pasta is just tender to bite, ten minutes. Drain orzo and return to pan.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, finely chop bell peppers, set aside.
    3. 3
      In a food processor, combine butter, basil and garlic. Add this mixture to orzo in pan. Stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted and pasta is hot.
    4. 4
      Stir in peppers, tomatoes, cheese and capers, Pour onto a rimmed platter and serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 13, 2010


      Beautiful tasty side dish! I did use the food processor just chopped the basil and added everything to the cooked pasta.Added a nice dose of black pepper and extra garlic. Made for Whine and Cheese of ZWT 6. Thanks!

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    • on June 13, 2010


      What a great orzo dish! A perfect accompaniment to grilled garlic prawns. I like to char my capers in a little olive oil to take some of the bitter away and give a nice earthy flavor to them. I haven't had orzo in ages and thoroughly enjoyed this dish.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Butter Orzo

    Serving Size: 1 (135 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 372.2
    Calories from Fat 141
    Total Fat 15.7 g
    Saturated Fat 9.6 g
    Cholesterol 43.1 mg
    Sodium 668.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 10.8 g

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