Spinach-Mushroom Orzo With Toasted Walnuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

The walnuts must be toasted for this recipe, to do so place onto a baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes until lightly browned, tossing a few times

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in onions and sliced mushrooms; cook until tender golden brown (the onions must be browned, this may take about 5-6 minutes or a little more) adding in the chopped garlic and a pinch of cayenne pepper the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  3. Add in the spinach and cook stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in chicken broth; bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  5. Add in uncooked orzo, stir then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the orzo is tender (about 20 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

I knew I would like this I love all the ingredients. I made as directed but didn't measure the spinach, just kept dumping it in till it looked right. It is very flavorful and satisfying. I used chicken broth and felt it added a lot of flavor. Maybe you could use vegetable broth but I wouldn't substitute that if you aren't vegetarian.

bitch'n kitchen December 05, 2011

This was wonderful. It would work as a vegetarian meal for my family. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change anything!

Julie F April 18, 2009

I love spinach, I loved this recipe and so did my boyfriend. I had never tried orzo pasta before, thank you for another great one!

GourmetQueen February 27, 2009