Herbed Orzo

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herbed orzo

{The story behind Herbed Orzo}

This recipe for Herbed Orzo is not really a recipe at all. Well, it is a recipe, but it’s not. Just like orzo looks like rice, but isn’t. It’s pasta. But it works just like rice. ¬†Clear enough?

The main purpose for this recipe is to simply show how easy it is to take something very ordinary, plain orzo, and change it into a fresh, tasty side, Herbed Orzo.

Fresh herbs transform. A little butter and some fruity extra virgin olive oil lend a nice mouthfeel. It’s like making pesto but without the work. The flavors are so easy to work with; add a little parmesan cheese. It’s a new side. Add some pine nuts, different again. How about some fresh peas? or Spinach? Really, this recipe is just a concept. A blank canvass. Ready for your creative touch to your family’s taste.

So create away!


Herbed Orzo


Herbed Orzo


  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced tarragon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Step 1

Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Drain well. Return to the pot and stir in the butter, oil, and herbs along with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Nutritional Info

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  • Calories
  • Fat
    4g (1g Sat, 2g Mono, 1g Poly)
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fiber
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