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This orzo is a grown-up version of mac’n’cheese. It is tasty and a nice addition to most meals. I recommend using a good quality cheese and not skimping on the butter.

Chive and Parmesan Orzo

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1-1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (sometimes I use more)
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, snipped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain. In a large skillet, saute garlic and thyme in butter until tender. Add the orzo, Parmesan cheese, cream, chives, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.

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