One-Pot Orzo Recipe Is Satisfying And Simple

One-Pot Orzo Recipe Is Satisfying And Simple

Orzo doesn’t get enough love in the kitchen. This versatile rice-shaped pasta is the perfect channel for all kinds of flavors, whether you’re looking for savory, spicy, spicy or something simple and comforting.

This recipe for orzo from The kitchen falls into the latter category. Sheela Prakash’s recipe for Spinach Parmesan Orzo feels like something you’d find in a fancy restaurant, but it’s a simple, inexpensive dish that’s ready in 30 minutes or less.

All you need for this recipe is orzo, onion, garlic, chicken stock, milk, baby spinach, and Parmesan cheese. It’s a great side, but you can always add a protein, like spicy garlic shrimp, to make it a full meal.

You can use plant-based milk or nutritional yeast in place of the milk and a vegan processed cheese to keep it dairy-free. You can also use frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach. All you need to do is thaw it and squeeze out as much liquid as you can before tossing it into the pan with the rest of your ingredients.

Find the the full recipe for Spinach Parmesan Orzo here.


Here’s another easy addition to your dinner roster. This Lemon Butter Orzo recipe is simple enough and accessible enough to please even the fussiest little ones, but it still packs a fresh and flavorful punch. All you need for this dish is butter, lemon, chicken stock, orzo, and fresh parsley. Find the full recipe at The Endless Meal.

Looking for other orzo recipes? We love this recipe for orzo salad from Giada De Laurentiis. Instead of boiling her orzo in water, she cooks it in chicken stock until it is perfectly al dente. Then, while the orzo cools, make a fresh summer dressing of red wine vinegar, honey, lemon juice, mint and basil.

You can add anything to your orzo salad. The recipe calls for red onions, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans, but you can also add feta cheese and Greek olives or colorful peppers. If you want more protein, consider adding grilled shrimp or cooked chicken or tofu. Zucchini, peas or corn can also be beautiful and nutritious additions that are just right for a summer picnic. Best of all, this orzo pasta salad is easy to make ahead of time and travels well, making it a hit at your next barbecue.