Orzo Pilaf with Tomatoes and Basil

 

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Diced tomato
  • Chopped basil

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the orzo and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat until the orzo is tender, about 18 minutes. Fold in diced tomato and chopped basil, season with salt and pepper and serve.
Contributed By Published May 2013

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