Orzo with Parmesan and Peas
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 6-8
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic pressed or minced
  • 16 ounce package of orzo
  • 1 32 ounce container of low sodium chicken stock/ or regular chicken stock
  • salt/pepper
  • 1½ to 2 cups thawed frozen peas
  • ¾-1 cup grated parmesan or parmesan romano blend cheese
  1. Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat in medium pot
  2. Add onions and stir continuously cooking till softened about 3-4 minutes
  3. Add garlic and orzo stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes
  4. Pour in chicken stock and salt and pepper to taste
  5. Cook uncovered stirring often and cook until all the liquid has absorbed into the pasta
  6. Add peas and parmesan and mix until incorporated
  7. Heat until parmesan is melted and peas are heated through
  8. At this point test to see if more salt or pepper is needed
  9. Serve immediately
Recipe by Whisking Mama at https://whiskingmama.com/orzo-parmesan-peas/