Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a nice side dish for fish or chicken, with a crusty roll and its the perfect meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, fennel, garlic and saute until very soft.
  3. Add orzo and 1/2 cup chicken stock.
  4. Stir as you would risotto until liquid is absorbed.
  5. You might not use the whole quart of broth.
  6. Repeat until pasta is almost al dente.
  7. Add asparagus and simmer until tender.
  8. Top with parmesan, pepper flake and thyme.
Most Helpful

Thanks Dancer^, for the great recipe. It was a hit with my sons. They went back for seconds. We will be having it again for sure.

islandgirl77551 August 14, 2005

I made this last week. I bought orzo by accident thinking it was rice. I found this recipe and have now been en;ightened by this wonderful flavorful recipe. Yumola!

DragonShoes April 20, 2005