Creamy Orzo

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by la petite chef

This Giada recipe is great for year round, especially summer if served cold.

Top Review by Christina Sue

I made this for dinner last night alongside #82102. Lotsa garlic at our dinner table last night! I followed the directions exactly except I add a cup of frozen mixed veggies as that's what I had on hand. It was great however I think next time I would use a regular onion (maybe half of one) for more onion flavor and maybe half the whipping cream, or even just regular I think the whipping cream really dulled some of the other flavors in the recipes. This is my first Giada recipe I ever tried and it was pretty easy. :) Everyone else at the table loved it, ate a whole box of orzo between 4 adults!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo in a large saucepan of salted water, until tender but still firm to the bite, approx 8 minites.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the shallot and garlic in oil over medium heat. approx 2 minites.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook until tender. approx 8 minites.
  4. Stir in the cream and peas, then orzo.
  5. Remove from heat and toss to coat.
  6. Add Parmesan until sauce coats pasta thickly adding enough reserved cooking liquid to maintain a creamy consistency.
  7. Season with salt-n-pep and serve!

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