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Toasted Orzo with Sage

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Adapted from My Gourmet Connection


  • 8 ounces orzo regular or whole wheat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-3/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 8-10 medium fresh sage leaves chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Heat the olive oil in a pot (that has a lid) over medium heat. Add the orzo cook, stirring frequently until the orzo is thoroughly coated with oil and has developed a rich golden color. You’re looking to just toast it, not make it dark brown.
  • Add the broth, the sage and the salt and bring to a simmer. Once it’s simmering, lower the heat and cover, leaving the lid slightly askew to allow steam to escape. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until the liquid has nearly evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in about 1/4 cup of water and continue cooking, adding a couple of tablespoons of water at a time as needed, until the orzo is tender, about 3 minutes more. Stir in the butter and add salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.
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