Enjoy this minimalist Cacio e Pepe Orzo - a "cheese and pepper" pasta. It's an easy, dreamy creamy weeknight dinner option that comes together in under 25 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients!
All you need is: – 16 oz orzo – 4 oz pecorino romano, finely grated – 1 tablespoon black pepper, freshly cracked – 4 oz chicken broth, low sodium – 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
Lightly toast the orzo in butter until it's golden
Cook the orzo in chicken broth until it's al dente
It'll be light, fluffy, and creamy when done
Next, add the pecorino and freshly grated black pepper and stir. Add more chicken broth the sauce is silky smooth
And it's ready to serve with additional freshly cracked black pepper!!