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Parmesan Orzo

"Here's an elegant and mouth-watering 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."
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Ingredients

15 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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Directions

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding onions during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, in a small mixing 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.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 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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Even though I had all my ingredients laid out and ready to go it wasn't until after dinner that I noticed the chopped green onion never made it into the dish. But this orzo was so pretty, so cre...

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Nobody really liked this. It wasn't horrible... just bland and not something I'll make again. Ended up throwing almost all of it away.

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Even though I had all my ingredients laid out and ready to go it wasn't until after dinner that I noticed the chopped green onion never made it into the dish. But this orzo was so pretty, so cre...

This was amazing!My family loved it. I changed a few things. I omitted the pimintoes and added shredded colby jack. It's a keeper! Thanks for the great recipe!

This was so good. Followed the recipe without any alterations except changed the servings to 6 and it was a perfect side with the baked scallops (John Bragg's recipe from this site) and steak. W...

This was excellent. Great flavor and a nice texture. The only thing I did differently is I did not add the pimientos...I'm just not a fan. I'm sure that would add to the visual appearance but...

Nobody really liked this. It wasn't horrible... just bland and not something I'll make again. Ended up throwing almost all of it away.

My family enjoyed this, my daughter couldn't get enough. I think it may need a little tweeking to make it a five star recipe. It clumps up quickly, I am going to try adding milk or sour cream ...

I really like this. It had a lot of flavor, and it was very simple. For my personal taste I added a tablespoon more of cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. It is one of those recipes where you ca...

Like the previous reviewer, I forgot to add the green onions during the boiling process. However, I inadvertently added them to the cream cheese mixture and it still turned out well! A nice di...

Good - very comfort food-ish. My kids loved it. Not esp. exotic in terms of flavor, but it makes a great "quiet" side dish for something spicy. I really dislike pimento so I left that out, b...