Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Orzo with Brown Butter and Parsley

This is a big family favorite, but oddly enough we don't have is very often. We usually have it on Thanksgiving with barbecued turkey. That's because you don't get gravy with a barbecued turkey. Sarah is the daughter who usually makes this recipe.

orzo - a variety of pasta shaped like grains of barley or rice
It literally means barley in Italian.

2 cans chicken broth + 1/2 cup water
1 cup orzo
1/3 stick butter
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Bring the broth and water to a boil.
Add the orzo slowly stirring as you go.
Boil for about 15 minutes, stirring often.
Melt the butter in a frying pan, stir over medium-high heat until the butter is golden brown. Remove from heat and add the garlic and the parsley.
Pour into the orzo and stir well.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

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