Orzo Soup of the Field

Orzo Soup of the Field



16 ounces Dakota Growers Orzo

6 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic

1 cup carrots, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

16 cups chicken broth

8 cups water

1 shredded or grated potato

2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon pepper

freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  Directions Melt butter in 6-quart Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft. Add carrots, celery and herbs and cook stirring frequently on medium heat. Stir in broth and water. Bring to a boil. Add potato and remaining spices. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir pasta in and cook 12 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve in individual bowls topped with Parmesan cheese. Servings 16