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Creamy Parmesan Orzo

Orzo pasta is small and can be used as a quick-cooking alternative to rice.

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  • 8 ounces orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup baby peas, thawed if frozen
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Serves 4 as a side

  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the orzo and cook for 7 minutes and then add the peas. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or just until the orzo is cooked through.
  2. Drain the orzo and peas. Toss with the olive oil or butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper as desired.
  3. Stir in the Parmesan and serve immediately.

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