Toasted Orzo

Originally posted 10/10/18

Ingredients (Yield: 2 servings)

3/4 cup of uncooked orzo

1 teaspoon of butter

1 and 1/2 cup of water OR 1 and 1/2 cup of low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Salt and pepper, to taste


Step 1: Melt your butter over medium heat in a pan

Step 2: Add your orzo to the melted butter and stir to coat

Step 3: Cook the orzo for 2-4 minutes, or until it is toasted and golden brown. Watch carefully, this process can happen quickly

Step 4: Add your water or broth to the pan, and stir. Turn heat down to a simmer

Step 5: Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until orzo is cooked to al dente and nearly all of the liquid is gone.

Step 6: Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot! Enjoy!

Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.