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3.56 from 9 votes

Risoni with Spinach, Parmesan and Basil

A great Risoni (orzo) recipe. Risoni with Spinach, Parmesan and Basil. A comforting easy supper that is great on it's own or as a tasty side dish.
Servings: 4
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup risoni pasta (also called Orzo pasta)
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • 2 cubes of frozen spinach (remove from the freezer when you start cooking the pasta)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp chopped basil
  • Black pepper - to taste


  • Place the butter into a small saucepan and melt over a low heat.
  • Stir in the risoni and stir until it is coated with the butter.
  • Add the chicken stock, cover the pan and reduce the heat.
  • Cook on the lowest simmer for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes remove the lid and give the pasta a stir.
  • Add the spinach and stir gently.
  • Keep gently string until the spinach has defrosted and the liquid is almost gone.
  • Stir in the Parmesan, basil, and season with pepper.
  • Continue stirring until the Parmesan has melted.
  • Serve with an extra grinding of black pepper and a generous grating of parmesan.
  • I served ours with some char-grilled herb mustard chicken.
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