Creamy Parmesan Orzo With Bacon

READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon (you can drain the bacon fat or leave it).
  • Melt 2-3 tablespoons butter, then add in onions and garlic; saute until soft (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in the orzo and stir for about 2 minutes.
  • Slowly add in the 4-1/2 cups broth; simmer uncovered until the orzo is firm-tender and the broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally (this should take about 7-8 minutes).
  • Add in whipping cream and bring to a simmer.
  • Mix in Parmesan cheese and thyme, then cooked bacon.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • *NOTE* you can thin with additional broth if desired.
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