Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

We watched Giada DeLaurentis prepare this dish and whole family agreed - this is a must fix. Creamy, wonderful blend of flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a heavy large saucepan of salted water to boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes.
  2. Drain - reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large pan frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, saute until until tender (about 2 minutes).
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook until tender (5-8 minutes).
  5. Stir in cream and peas.
  6. Add orzo and toss to coat.
  7. Remove from heat; add the Parmesan to the pasta mixture and toss to coat.
  8. Stir the pasta mixture until the sauce coats the pasta thickly, adding enough reserved pasta water to maintain a creamy consistency.
  9. Season with salt & pepper.


Most Helpful

I just tried this and my family loved it!! Goes well with Rosemary chicken! This will be a favorite at my house. Thanks for sharing!

Honeypie27 July 02, 2010

This is very good change from eating rice or potatoes. I added Hunts fire roasted tomatoes and some parsley and left out the peas not a big fan of peas. This was even better the next day.

lisa e. October 23, 2009

Really good! I loved the creamy texture. I increased the garlic to 1 tablespoon and used 1/2 and 1/2. I will increase the garlic next time(personal choice) and maybe use sun dried tomatoes packed in oil. I can use the oil from the sun dried tomatoes and saute the garlic and shallow. Just an idea!

Ck2plz September 14, 2009

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