Toasted Orzo Pasta

Toasted Orzo Pasta

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  • ¾

    lb. orzo pasta

  • 2

    c. low-sodium chicken broth

  • 6

    c. water

  • 2

    T. unsalted butter

  • 1

    T. olive oil

  • 1

    small onion, finely chopped

  • 2

    T. cold unsalted butter

  • ¼

    c. finely chopped parsley


1. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add 1/2 of the orzo and toast until golden brown. 2. Combine broth and water in a medium saucepan; simmer on low. 3. In another saucepan, heat butter and oil over medium, add onion, and cook until soft. Add toasted orzo and uncooked orzo; saute for 1 minute to coat. 4. Add 2 cups of the hot liquid to the orzo, cook until almost absorbed. Repeat one cup at a time, stirring, until liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente. Add cold butter, 1/4 c. of reserved braising liquid, parsley, salt and pepper to taste, and cook 1 min. longer.


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