Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Best of Gourmet. This uses orzo pasta instead of the traditional rice. Quick and easy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook orzo in a large pot of boiling salted water until barely al dente, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop cooking.
  2. Transfer orzo to a 2 quart heavy saucepan and add stock, zest, thyme. Simmer over moderate heat, stirring constantly until stock is absorbed about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cheese, butter, salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

4 5

This is a delicious recipe and very easy recipe. Plus I was able to use whole wheat orzo in the recipe. I served it with shrimp and peas.

5 5

I really like orzo and risotto. This is so good. Another time I will try with cheddar cheese or a tasty cheese. Thanks Mary :) Made for Newest Zaar tag

4 5

Yumm, a very tasty side dish made with things that I usually keep on hand. There is no end of the things that you could pair this. It would also make a great base to be used like a hamburger helper. Just make this recipe and add cooked chopped chicken with a vegetable for instance. Thanks very much Mary for a great tasting dish with so many possibility's. Made for Photo Tag.