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Monday, February 22, 2010


A cheesy sauce infused with the trio of onion, green onion, and chives blankets this orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, with enticing aroma and seasoning.

1 tablespoon minced onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 tablespoons skim milk
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup orzo, uncooked
1 green onion, finely chopped

Cook minced onion in hot oil in a small skillet over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Combine cooked onion, cream cheese, and next 5 ingredients in a small mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended.

Cook orzo according to package dorections, adding green onion during last 2 minutes of cooking time.Drain. Add cream cheese mixture to orzo mixture; stir well. Serve immediately.
Serves: 2

“Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.”~Carl Sandburg

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