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Whole Wheat Orzo
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: whole wheat orzo
Servings: 5
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese *optional
  • 1/3 cup toasted raw slivered almonds *optional
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.  Add orzo and stir until all pieces are coated with the olive oil. Cook for about 5 minutes to toast, stirring occasionally so the orzo does not burn.  

    Add in the chicken broth, stir, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cover for 10-12 minutes until the broth is absorbed. Check the orzo during the last few minutes of cooking to make sure it is not sticking to the bottom of the pan.  Add small amounts of additional broth if necessary.  

    Salt and pepper to taste

    *If using Parmesan cheese or toasted slivered almonds, stir them in during the last minute or two of cooking.  


    easy weeknight dinner orzo