Orzo with Browned Butter Sauce

Carolyn Haas


Also known as Orzo Kauto Voutyro, this easy to make recipe can easily be adapted for dietary restrictions (see NOTE). Found in Cooking the Greek Way by Villios Salt, pepper, garlic salt, herbs etc may all be added to enhance the nutty flavor of the basic recipe.


★★★★☆ 5 votes

5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Orzo with Browned Butter Sauce


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While orzo cooks, melt butter in small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until butter turns brown.
  3. Place hot, drained orzo in a serving bowl. Pour butter and Parmesan cheese over orzo and stir to combine. Season to taste.
  4. NOTE: need it *gluten* free? Use rice instead of orzo.
    Need it *dairy* free? Use margarine and skip the Parm.
    Want it *extra zippy*? Use Kefalotiri cheese instead of Parmesan. (It's the kind used for Saganaki)

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About Orzo with Browned Butter Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free Dairy Free

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