This creamy parmesan orzo is a quick and easy side dish packed with lots of flavor, and of course, cheese
Course: Side Dish
1tbspall purpose flour
1cupmilkI used whole
1/8tspground black pepper
In a large pot of boiling water, cook orzo according to the package's directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet set over medium heat add the butter. When the butter has melted, add the garlic and shallot, cook until fragrant and translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Whisk in flour, cook for 1 minute (whisking continuously). Slowly whisk in the milk, cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
Stir in parmesan and season with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Add orzo and cook for an additional minute. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
-You could easily swap out the parsley for fresh basil.