Parmesan Orzo (TNT)

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Parmesan Orzo (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:42 am

This is a really yummy side dish ... we love orzo at our house so I have fix this quite often.

Parmesan Orzo

Here's an elegant and mouthwatering Parmesan Orzo, shared by Marian Platt in Sequim, Washington. The creamy cheese-flavored side dish goes with a variety of entrees and is something to celebrate with its flecks of green onions and red pimientos.—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


2/3 cup uncooked orzo pasta

1/3 cup chopped green onions

2 tablespoons spreadable chive and onion cream cheese

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons diced pimientos


Cook pasta according to package directions, adding onions during the

last 2 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the

cream cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth;

stir in pimientos. Drain pasta; add to cream cheese mixture and toss

to coat. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup (prepared with fat-free cream cheese and fat-free milk) equals 284 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.


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