I made it exactly as described and neither I nor hubby liked it one bit. We ended up throwing the whole batch in the trash. I'm not sure why, maybe the combination of flavors clashed too much for it to be our thing - this dish has way too much going on, with each flavor trying to overpower the other.
I did not like this recipe and ended up throwing it out. I think it would be much better without the wine. When you cook with wine and don't allow the alcohol to burn off, it can give the food a very strange taste. Next time I will make this without the wine.
Just what I was looking for. Five kids and two adults give it a thumbs up!
We loved this recipe...it is so easy and it looks so fancy, I used the 3 color orzo and it looked and tasted wonderful.
This makes a huge amount! My husband and I ate it as our main dish and the leftovers fit nicely into a 9x13 baking dish. This was good, although I added scallions, plum tomatoes and celery. It might have been a little bland without the added ingredients. I think this is versatile and that it would be good if you throw any produce you have into it - it only adds to the flavor.
This was one of the first recipes we tried from this site and we absolutely love it. It's easy to make and really good with chicken. I also like to experiment with the broth/wine proportions to change the flavor emphasis.
I halved this recipe, substituting dry white wine, as it's what I had on hand and adding a handful of mushrooms with the garlic. It was absolutely perfect! The flavors of wine, broth, and cheese worked beautifully together. I took leftovers for lunch the next day, mixing in some rotisserie chicken, and had several lunchmates ask for the recipe. I am going to try it using veggie broth and vermouth next time and share it with my vegetarian daughter. She'll love it! Thanks, kburie, for posting such a quick, delicious, versatile, and unique recipe.
Delicious! We had this as a side but I agree it would make a wonderful meatless main dish. Very hearty like a risotto. Browning the orzo and slow cooking really adds depth and flavor. Fresh grated Parmesan is a must here. I added about 1/4 cup more broth to completely cook the pasta. Thanks, kburie, for a wonderful recipe!
This recipe is fantastic and I have received rave reviews - thanks so much for posting!