Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

So easy and simply delicious. Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis host from Everyday Italian.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

Nice recipe, easy, good. I did not need to use the pasta liquid, I wanted it to stay a little on the thicker cheesier side. Thanks Divalicious.

Jockey August 10, 2007