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.
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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.