Toasted Orzo with Peas and Parmesan
SERVES6 to 8 as a side dish
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Toasting the orzo before cooking it risotto-style was the key to an outstanding orzo pilaf recipe. Finely grated Parmesan stirred in at the end made the pilaf creamier, and a pinch of nutmeg pointed up the cheese's nuttiness.