Carrot Orzo Recipe

Carrot Orzo Recipe

This healthy carrot orzo recipe is one of my favorites to bring to a potluck. Because it’s vegetarian, (though it is made with chicken broth – vegetable can be substituted easily) it has mass appeal for those with different diets. It’s extremely easy to make and tastes so good.

Carrot Orzo
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Recipe type: Main, Side
 
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces peeled baby carrots (about 1¼ cups; from 16-ounce package)
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 1 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 8 ounces)
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1¼ cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
Instructions
  1. Place carrots in processor. Using on/off turns, finely chop carrots.
  2. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add orzo and carrots; sauté until orzo is golden, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add 1½ cups water, broth, and garlic; cook uncovered over medium heat until all liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in cheese, green onions, and rosemary.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe via Epicurious.com, image by me

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