Orzo with a Twist

Orzo With A Twist Recipe

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Jeanette Rochnowski


Love all the different combinations from this basic orzo recipe. My husband loves it. Use this side dish almost once a week.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
30 Min


1 small
onion chopped
10 small
portabella mushrooms sliced thin or chopped
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
orzo pasta
1 box
chicken, beef or vegetable stock
3 Tbsp
fresh flat leaf parsley
salt and pepper to taste


1Place the 2 tbs. olive oil in skillet. Add onion and cook on medium-high until onions are starting to carmelize,add mushrooms. Cook until all are nice and brown but not burnt. Set aside.
2In 2 quart sauce pan add orzo. Pour stock over orzo until about an inch or so above orzo. Bring orzo to a boil. Turn down to simmer and cook about an additional 5 min. until liquid looks like it is starting to slightly thicken. Add mushrooms and onions stir until mixed. add a little salt & pepper.
3Take off heat, cover and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Orzo will absorb liquid and have creamy texture. Fluff and add resereve stock to thin if a little too thick. Add fresh chopped parsley before serving.

About Orzo with a Twist

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Healthy