I 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 (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
- 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.
- Drain thoroughly.
- 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.