Creamy Italian Orzo Risotto

Creamy Italian Orzo Risotto Recipe

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Sarah Pavelchak


Ever made risotto and been overwhelmed because its a long process and can't get alot of other stuff done with the constant stirring? Well then you might want to try this...


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5 Min
15 Min


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1 box
orzo pasta
4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 tsp
1 Tbsp
black pepper
1/4 c
white wine
1/2 can(s)
cream of chicken soup
1/2 c
pasta water
1 bunch
1 bunch
thyme, leaves
1 Tbsp
salted butter
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1/2 small
onion chopped
2 small
garlic cloves chopped

How to Make Creamy Italian Orzo Risotto


  • 1Boil Orzo in salted water for only 5min. pasta needs to still be aldente. Once cooked, drain and poor cold water over to stop the cooking process.
  • 2Right before you drain the pasta make sure to save about 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • 3While pasta is boiling sautee chopped onion and garlic in the 3 tlbs. of Olive oil. Cook till soft. Then add white wine.
  • 4Take the cool drained pasta and add to the onions, garlic, and white wine on about a med. heat.
  • 5Next add sage, thyme (both herbs should be chopped finely), the 1/2 can of cream of chicken and the pasta water to the orzo.
  • 6Stir the mixture continually for about 5min. Mixture should be low boiling, that way the pasta will absorb the liquids.
  • 7Add the pepper and parmesean cheese last when mixture seems creamy and absorbed enough. The finishing touch will be the butter.
  • 8The whole cooking process should only take about 20min. That way you have time to cook something else if you wish, goes great with grilled chicken!

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About Creamy Italian Orzo Risotto

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #Dish, #orzo, #Risotto

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