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One Pot Basil Orzo for One

Basil Orzo for One

This is one of the first recipes I make each spring… as soon as I can trim a few basil leaves off my baby plants. It’s a super flexible recipe and easy to tweak depending on what you have on hand or personal preferences.

Since I came up with this recipe myself and usually just throw things in as I go the steps aren’t super specific but I’ve outlined them as best as I can so you can make this simple, tasty dish yourself. Enjoy!


One Pot Basil Orzo for One

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  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup orzo pasta
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sweet basil, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons bullion powder, to taste (this is what I use)
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste



Place oil and garlic in a small pan and heat over medium-low heat.


Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic just starts to brown.


Add the orzo, water, and bullion powder. Stir well.


Add the tomatoes and basil and stir.


Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has been absorbed.


Add salt and pepper as desired and then serve.


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