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Savory Herbed Pear Orzo Recipe

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  • The ultimate side to complement grilled chicken breasts. Healthy, hearty and full of flavor, this Savory Herbed Pear Orzo recipe is one you'll use all the time.
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 3


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 15-oz. can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 16 oz package dried orzo pasta
  • Salt (optional)
  • 2 15-oz. can pears, drained and chopped
  • 4 tsp Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend
  • 1 cup fontina cheese, grated
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  2. Add pasta and seasoning; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until pasta is coated with oil and beginning to brown.
  3. Gradually add 1/2 can of broth; reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Add remaining broth gradually, cooking and stirring until pasta has absorbed broth and is al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Stir in pears.
  6. Pasta should be moist and slightly creamy.
  7. If pasta is too dry, add 1/2 cup water.
  8. Stir in fontina cheese.
  9. Cover; let stand 3 minutes.
  10. Add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
  12. Serve sprinkled with remaining Parmesan cheese.