Thursday, February 18, 2010

Garlic and Cheese Orzo

the goods:

1/2 pound orzo
4 T. butter
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1/4 c. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 c. chopped flat leaf parsley
ground black pepper

  1. Fill a large pot with water and place and place over high heat to boil the pasta. When the water reaches a bubble, season it with salt and drop the pasta. Cook to al dente according to package directions then drain and reserve.

  2. When the pasta is ready, place a large skillet over medium heat with the butter. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until aromatic and tender, about 1 minute. Add the cooked pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and parsley to the pan. Season with pepper and toss to thoroughly combine.

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