Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper

Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium high heat. Stir in orzo and sauté until lightly browned. Stir in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Mix in parmesan cheese and basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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