Saturday, November 30, 2013

Easy Side or a Nice Lunch

I just love side dishes that can become your lunch the next day. This is just one of those kinds of recipes.

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo


2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Place basil leaves and sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times until blended.

In a large bowl, toss together the orzo, basil-tomato mixture, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled.

Source:, submitted by kgwen. You can find it here.

Update 3/14/15: This has become a family favorite side dish. So flavorful, and awesome leftovers for lunch the next day!

1 comment:

  1. I would definitely add more tomatoes. It is a fresh tasting side dish.