Jana here with a side dish that is really unique, and tastes delicious! I got the inspiration from this blog. (which I found on Pinterest) I had never cooked with pine nuts before, but had enjoyed eating them in different dishes at restaurants. I purchased a bag at Walmart, near the produce section. They are somewhat expensive, but seem to go a long way. This recipe only used a small portion of the bag. There are many other recipes you can use them in! The orzo is a very small pasta. You can find it in a box on the pasta aisle!
Parmesan Orzo with Pine Nuts
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups orzo
1 1/3 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons pine nuts (can be toasted ahead of time if you prefer)
1/2 tablespoon parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat the butter in a saucepan using medium heat.
2. Add the orzo, and cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until part of the noodles have turned brown. (stirring often)
3. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 13-15 minutes.
4. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir until well blended.