Orzo With Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple orzo recipe, prepared like risotto. Original recipe by Pam Anderson, published in the Washington Post, June 7, 2000.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 quart of water to a boil.
  2. Add the salt and orzo and cook until the orzo is tender and has absorbed almost all of the cooking liquid, 8 to 9 minutes.
  3. Stir in the butter, Parmesan and blue cheeses and walnuts.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. * Note: To toast nuts, spread them on a baking sheet and place them in a 350-degree oven, shaking the pan occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully because nuts will burn quickly.


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My youngest swore she didn't like orzo, blue cheese OR walnuts. I then smiled and waited for her to realize, like a squalling baby, that there was something delicious in her mouth and to shut up and enjoy it.

gailanng March 12, 2012

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