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Creamy Orzo With Garlic, Parmesan, And Blistered Tomatoes Recipe


    • 1 cup orzo pasta
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, washed
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
    • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (optional, for garnish)
    • Extra Parmesan for serving


    Cook the Orzo:

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

    Add the orzo pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.

    Drain the orzo and set aside.

    Blister the Tomatoes:

    In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.

    Add the cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes blister and burst, releasing their juices.

    This should take about 5-7 minutes.

    Season the tomatoes with salt and black pepper to taste.

    Remove the tomatoes from the skillet and set aside.

    Prepare the Creamy Sauce:

    In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil.

    Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

    Pour in the heavy cream and chicken or vegetable broth, stirring to combine.

    Allow the mixture to simmer for 3-5 minutes, letting it reduce slightly.

    Add Parmesan:

    Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese into the creamy sauce, allowing it to melt and create a smooth consistency.

    Continue to stir until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.

    Combine Orzo and Tomatoes:

    Gently fold in the cooked orzo and blistered tomatoes into the creamy sauce, ensuring they are well-coated.

    Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

    Garnish and Serve:

    If desired, garnish the creamy orzo with chopped fresh basil for a burst of freshness.

    Serve hot, topped with additional Parmesan cheese if you like.

    Enjoy this delightful Creamy Orzo With Garlic, Parmesan, and Blistered Tomatoes as a comforting and flavorful dish!

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