Orzo Pilaf with Tomatoes and Basil

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

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

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