This is an easy recipe to make, and it's done in one pot. I served this with some Italian sausage patties and garlic bread. I love orzo because I can "trick" my anti-pasta husband into eating pasta. It's a win for me. If I would have done this recipe with spaghetti....forget about it. He never would have eaten it.
Cheesy Pesto Orzo
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Makes 4 servings
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup orzo
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2-3 tablespoons pesto
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Add the orzo, reduce to a simmer, and cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the orzo is tender and the liquid is absorbed. When the pasta is done, add the cheese and stir until it's melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. If the pasta is too thick, you can add a few tablespoons of broth or milk to get it creamier.
Adapted from Sprinkled with Flour