Pam Anderson's Orzo


  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 pound orzo 1 1/3 cups
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs olive oil or butter
  • 1/4 cup or more grated Parmesan
  • black pepper to taste


  • Bring the water to a boil. Add the orzo and salt and stir. Cook uncovered 8-9 minutes, until the orzo is soft and has absorbed most of the water. Add the butter or oil, cheese, and pepper to taste. Stir and serve.


This was her plain version. The variations include blue cheese and walnuts; basil and pine nuts; tomatoes, feta, and olives; roasted red peppers and basil; and spinach and Parmesan.