Maddy's Creamy Mushroom Orzo



Orzo is a pasta that is lighter than standard shapes. It has a taste that seems to be halfway between risotto and pasta.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 small box
    fresh mushrooms (any kind)
  • 1 small
    white onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 tsp
    chopped garlic
  • 1 3/4 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 c
    orzo pasta
  • 1/2 c
    1/2 and 1/2
  • 3/4 c
    frozen peas
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    softened butter

How to Make Maddy's Creamy Mushroom Orzo


  1. Slice onions and mushrooms. On medium heat, fry the mushrooms and onions in the olive oil until they are tender. Add the oregano, garlic, salt and pepper and fry for one minute more.
  2. Turn the heat down to simmer. Add the Orzo, chicken stock and 1/2 and 1/2 to the pan. Simmer uncovered until the pasta is al dente...about 20 minutes. If not done after this time, add a bit more stock.
  3. When the pasta is done, turn off the heat. Stir in the parmesan cheese and peas. Stir in 2 tablespoons of soft butter and serve.

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About Maddy's Creamy Mushroom Orzo

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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