February 25, 2014

Carrot Orzo {recipe swap}

Another in my recipe series about sneaking veggies to your children. This one works like a charm!

Carrot Orzo
{adapted from Southern Living}

2 Cups grated carrots
3 Cups of chicken broth
3 Tbsp. butter
1 Med. onion, chopped
2 Cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Tsp. salt
½ Tsp. pepper
1 Cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp. fresh chopped chives
1 Tsp. fresh chopped thyme
Carrot curls for garnish

Microwave Chicken broth until very hot, about 5 minutes.

Melt butter in a dutch oven over med-high heat and add onions and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.  Add orzo and garlic and cook 1 minute.

Slowly stir in hot broth, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Stir in Parmesan and herbs until blended.  Garnish, if desired.  Serve Immediately.

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