Asiago Garlic Orzo Pilaf Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published July 7, 2020
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This makes a delicious pilaf, but be careful seasoning because Asiago is salty by itself.

How To Make Asiago Garlic Orzo Pilaf

Cheesy rice dish cooked in chicken broth

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¾ lb orzo
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced )
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese (grated )
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground pepper (to taste, freshly )
  1. Bring the broth to a boil over high heat in a large heavy saucepan.
  2. Add the orzo and garlic and reduce the heat to medium high.
  3. Briskly simmer uncovered for about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the pasta is tender, and most of the broth has been absorbed.
  4. Turn the heat off, but leave the pan on the stove.
  5. Add the cheese and mix well.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remembering to taste first as the Asiago can be very salty.
  7. Serve warm.

How To Make Asiago Garlic Orzo Pilaf

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Cheesy rice dish cooked in chicken broth

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¾ lb orzo
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese grated
  • salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste, freshly

Instructions

  1. Bring the broth to a boil over high heat in a large heavy saucepan.
  2. Add the orzo and garlic and reduce the heat to medium high.
  3. Briskly simmer uncovered for about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the pasta is tender, and most of the broth has been absorbed.
  4. Turn the heat off, but leave the pan on the stove.
  5. Add the cheese and mix well.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remembering to taste first as the Asiago can be very salty.
  7. Serve warm.
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 214mg
  • Calories: 296kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 243mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 306mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 130IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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