Tri-Color Orzo or Israeli Couscous (Israeli Couscous is larger pearled couscous which is toasted pasta)
1/8 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon butter (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil (optional)
Grated Italian cheese
Cook the pasta according to package directions based on the serving size. Couscous absorbs the liquid that it is cooked in, but orzo must be drained. In a microwave safe measuring cup, cook the garlic in the olive oil for 25 seconds. Add the optional tablespoon of butter to the garlic mixture. When the pasta/couscous is done cooking, drain (if pasta) and add the garlic mixture and the optional basil. Sprinkle with grated cheese.