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1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sweet onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup orzo
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried basil
3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons green onions

In a saucepan, over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in the butter until just golden. Add the orzo and cook for a minute longer. Stir in the chicken broth and basil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

In a small skillet, over medium heat, toast the almonds, stirring frequently.

Gently stir Parmesan, almonds, and green onions into cooked orzo.