Orzo with Parmesan and Basil
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove of garlic minced
1 c. fresh mushrooms or 1 can of mushrooms
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 4 oz can of olives
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1.Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo, mushrooms and garlic, saute until lightly browned.
2.Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes.(Add a can of olives 5 minutes before end of cook time.
3.Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.