Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Cooks Illustrated. This is quick and tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in 12 inch skillet.
  2. Add onion and salt, cook 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add garlic; stir.
  4. Add orzo, cook stirring often until orzo is lightly toasted and golden, about 5 minutes remove from heat and add wine and stock.
  5. Return to heat, bring to a boil.
  6. Lower to simmer and cook 10-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  7. Stir in peas, parmesan, nutmeg and pepper.
  8. Add salt if needed.
Most Helpful

This is just excellent and sure feeds a crowd! It tastes much like risotto, but with zero work involved. I followed the directions exactly and used white wine.

Vicki in AZ October 21, 2003

This was wonderful! I happen to have sweet vermouth and used that, and I just loved the blend of flavors. I know this'll be repeated many times.

ReeLani October 01, 2003

Tasty side dish, I used vermouth for the liquid, I had to add more chicken stock as it absorbed it all before the orzo was cooked. Lots left over for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for posting.

Evie* August 14, 2003