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Broccoli and Parmesan Orzo

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Broccoli and Parmesan Orzo

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, orzo, parmesan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 337kcal


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 medium carrot
  • 1 cup broccoli, florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup orzo, dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Serve With

  • 2 cup grapes


  • Place garlic in food processor and pulse to chop. Add carrots and broccoli and pulse until finely chopped, scraping down the sides halfway through.
  • Heat olive oil in a stock pot and sauté the chopped vegetables. Add raw orzo and cook for 4 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Add salt, water, and broth to the pot and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, uncovered, or until the liquid starts to evaporate and the mixture thickens.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
  • Serve with grapes on the side.
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Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 502mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g

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