Creamy Orzo



  • 1 pound orzo
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, juices drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas/green beans (opt.)
  • 1-1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook orzo in a large saucepan of salted water, until tender but still firm to the bite, approx 8 minites.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the shallot and garlic in oil over medium heat. approx 2 minites
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook until tender. approx 8 minites
  4. Stir in the cream and peas, then orzo.
  5. Remove from heat and toss to coat.
  6. Add Parmesan until sauce coats pasta thickly adding enough reserved cooking liquid to maintain a creamy consistency.
  7. Season with salt-n-pep and serve!

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