Orzo "risotto"

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

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

Top Review by Anastacey

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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