Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is Rachael Ray's recipe for a great sidedish to use when you're tired of plain old rice (or if you just love orzo, like I do).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat an 8-inch pot with a tight fitting cover over moderate heat.
  2. Add oil, onion and garlic and saute for 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Add broth to the pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in orzo and return to boiling.
  5. Cover pot and reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender.
  7. Remove lid and stir in cheese.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

We liked this a lot. I halved the recipe but used the whole amount of cheese, added about a tablespoon of light cream cheese and a splash of fresh lemon juice. I used vegetable broth, making it a vegetarian dish (for a guest.) The cream cheese made it creamy, the lemon juice made it bright! I had the leftover for lunch today with a little butter. YUM! ZWT 7 - Shady Ladies

Chef PotPie June 09, 2011

This is a great recipe. I didn't have problem with the liquid. But we found that it needed more cheese flavor. So next time I'll add more parmesan. Thanks Muffin goddess :) Made for Count Dracula and His Hot Bites for ZWT7

Boomette May 30, 2011

Might be a good base but needs more.

Puako Sunset January 24, 2016