Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Grown Up Mac and Cheese
This quickly became a favorite in my house and is now known simply as "mac and cheese".
1 1/2 T. butter or margarine (we're a butter household)
1 c. orzo pasta
1 3/4 c. reduced sodium chicken broth
3/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper (optional)
basil, cut into a chiffonade(optional)
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When melted stir in the orzo to coat and toast for a minute. Pour in broth and simmer for about 15 minutes or until liquid is barely gone. Stir in parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper, and basil if you choose.
~The basil adds a lot of flavor, so you don't need to use much. I add it when it's summer and growing like a weed in my garden.