Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cheesy Broccoli Orzo

Making side dishes each and every night sounds pretty exhausting to me. There are few things I adore more than a one pot meal. Less dishes, less recipes, less steps. But sometimes, you just have to branch out of the one pot meals and make a side dish or two.

(but still make it super easy, of course)

This definitely fits the bill.

Cheesy, creamy, slightly nutritious thanks to the broccoli, FAST. Even my broccoli hatin' husband ate this up.

Cheesy Broccoli Orzo
1 cup orzo
1-1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets (smaller is better!)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4-1/2 cup 2% milk

Add orzo to a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes then add chopped broccoli and cook for 2 more minutes, or until orzo is tender. Drain well then return to the pot. Add cheeses, butter, and 1/4 cup milk then stir well and add more milk if needed. Season with salt to taste.

Source: Iowa Girl Eats


  1. That looks good! I need to try Orzo, I am 31 and never have!

  2. Ooh! That's my kind of side dish. Quick, easy and delicious! Coming to you from Two Cup Tuesdays. And Pinning!

  3. Stopping by from Two Cup Tuesday - pinned to share!


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