Cheesy Orzo with Broccoli

Cheesy Orzo with Broccoli via elisebakesI love orzo.  I love it even more when it’s smothered in cheese.  This was an easy and delicious dish that I see reappearing on my table in my future, maybe with some more vegetables thrown in.

Cheesy Orzo with Broccoli via elisebakesCheesy Orzo with Broccoli (serves ~3)

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ~1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used colby jack)
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring a pot of water and sea salt to boiling.  Add orzo and cook for 5 minutes.  Add broccoli cuts and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until orzo is tender.
  2. Drain thoroughly.
  3. To the now empty pot, add butter and heavy cream.  When butter is melted, add cheeses and orzo/broccoli mixture and mix well.  Add salt and pepper to taste and additional cream (or milk) if necessary.Cheesy Orzo with Broccoli via elisebakes

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      • I agree, it’s really tasty. I’ll always try and keep a packet in the cupboard from now on. The kids liked it too which is always a bonus :-)