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Garlic and Fresh Herb Orzo

Servings: 4


  • 1 cup dry orzo cooked per instructions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped finely
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Garnish options:
  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges


  • Boil salted water over high heat. Add the orzo and cook it per instructions. Drain reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.
  • Heat the olive oil in the same pot. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the drained orzo back to the pot and a bit of the reserved cooking liquid. Stir then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the fresh parsley and basil then toss to coat evenly. Taste and re-season if needed or add more reserved water if dry. Serve immediately.