Lemony Orzo with Parmesan and Basil
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 14oz cans chicken broth
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
1 TBS Olive Oil
Juice of ½ Lemon
Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
Stir in chicken broth and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes. (if too much liquid drain off).
Mix in butter, then add lemon juice, parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with basil sprigs.