How comforting - a quick dish full of fragrant lovelies like sweet onions, garlic, Parmesan, and toasted almonds.
Perfect with your roasted chicken, broiled salmon, or all by itself with a fork for a moment of contented joy.
I got the inspiration from Sweet Bird...thanks, you! I didn't have any fresh basil, so used dried in the cooking process - good...but fresh would be fab...
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sweet onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup orzo
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried basil
3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons green onions
In a saucepan, over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in the butter until just golden. Add the orzo and cook for a minute longer. Stir in the chicken broth and basil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
In a small skillet, over medium heat, toast the almonds, stirring frequently.
Gently stir Parmesan, almonds, and green onions into cooked orzo.