Broccoli Cheese Orzo

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makes 4–6 servings | source

2 cups [whole wheat] orzo
3 cups chopped broccoli florets (about 3 large crowns)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (mix varieties if so desired)
1/4 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbs butter
1/4-1/2 cup 2% milk

  1. Add orzo to a large pot of salted boiling water
  2. Cook for 3 minutes then add chopped broccoli and cook for 2 more minutes, or until orzo is tender
  3. Drain well (broccoli florets are notorious for holding onto water) then return to the pot
  4. Add cheeses, butter, and 1/4 cup milk then stir well and add more milk if needed
  5. Season with salt to taste