Easy Caprese Orzo
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Serves: 4 servings
A simple side or light meal! This Easy Caprese Orzo serves up classic summer flavor all year long and is ready in less than 30 minutes!
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup dry orzo
  • 1½ cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • water, as needed
  • ½ cup shredded Asiago cheese (or mozzarella!!), plus more to garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped, plus more to garnish
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and salt and cook over medium high heat for only a minute until fragrant (don't let the garlic burn! Burned garlic tastes bitter). Then add ½ cup of the orzo. Stir it around to let it toast for a minute or two.
  2. Add the remaining orzo and ½ cup of the broth. Stir everything around in the pan until the pasta absorbs the liquid. Toss in the tomatoes and the remaining 1 cup of broth. Stir occasionally until the pasta absorbs the liquid.
  3. If the pasta is still undercooked, add water ½ cup at a time, stirring a little between each addition, until the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is a tender al dente.
  4. Stir in the cheese and the basil and serve the orzo warm.
  5. Top each serving with a little more cheese and basil.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/easy-caprese-orzo/