Pasture to Plate


Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Don’t be scared of using this little known pasta, trust us, it’s delicious!

Serves 4


  • 1 cup Oliana orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp Dodoni butter
  • 410ml chicken stock
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped


Melt butter in heavy fry pan over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and sauté until lightly browned.

Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 – 20 minutes.

Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.