Simple Sunday pasta

I know this post is somewhat chronologically challenged, but I did want to mention one of the simplest dishes I have cooked and enjoyed recently – orzo with parmesan and basil, it’s more a set of directions than a recipe.

You see when we heard that the weather forecast for last Saturday night was a low of 0° we dashed outside to gather our basil before it could get frosted. So come Sunday morning we had a lot of basil to use. The house smelled of the basil we oven dried and we already had stocks of pesto in the freezer, hence a Sunday lunch of basil pasta.

Simple ingredients
Simple ingredients

The orzo – pasta which looks like rice grains – was sauteed in butter. I think my 2 tablespoons was rather generous as the pasta was swimming rather than sautee-ing.

The orzo is cooked in butter then add the parmesan and basil
The orzo is cooked in butter then add the parmesan and basil

Having added the parmesan and basil leaves all that was needed was a quick stir and we were ready to eat.

The finished dish
The finished dish

Simple, but tasty, just right for a lazy Sunday lunch.

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