Monday, July 27, 2009

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Orzo

This is a great and super easy side dish that I have entertained with several times. Best of all, it's cheap! It's awesome with my goat cheese and spinach stuffed chicken breasts, but that's a post for another day. The original source for the recipe is
here, but I've made some minor variations.


  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic

 Boil the orzo and drain. Rinse well, because it can glob up on you.  Put everything else (except for the cheese) in a food processor and pulse until almost smooth.  Stir it into the cooked orzo and then stir in the cheese.  That's it.  Easy, right?


P.S.  Karen!  Where are your posts, lady?


  1. The magic words: goat cheese.

  2. (Can you tell I think you should post the chicken recipie too? :) )

  3. Sorry I've been so slack. I'll post soon, as soon as I can get just a little bit more time. :) Why don't you post our gyoza pictures?

  4. I have the pics, but I don't know the exact ingredients or the frying method!