Guess I’m getting into a bit of a rut?
I’m all about carbs.
I’m all about side dishes.
Now, we’ve got carbs as a side dish.
This is one of my faaaaavorite things to make when I’m in need of comfort. And carbs. And cheese.
It can be a side dish with roasted chicken or on its own in a big ol’ bowl. Glass of wine (not entirely) optional.
Roasted Garlic Orzo with Parmesan
8oz. orzo, uncooked
1 head roasted garlic
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
¼ - ½ cup freshly shredded parmesan
Salt, to taste
Cook pasta according to package instructions (with a heavy dose of salt in the water, as always) and drain (do not rinse – we want the starch to stay on those little bits o’ pasta).
While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large glass bowl. Press the roasted garlic out of the skin and into the butter, mixing with a fork to create a thick paste.
Pour drained pasta on top of mixture and stir to coat. Add cheese and stir to melt.
Impending fall always makes me turn to carbs. Looks tasty!
Fall, winter, spring, summer - pasta is for all seasons!