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Creamy Parmesan Orzo with Peas

Are you ready for a side dish that will make your taste buds dance with joy?

Get ready for a flavor-packed creamy orzo that’s both easy to make and impressive to serve. This dish will have everyone at the table begging for seconds!

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups orzo dry
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas thawed
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Start off by melting a knob of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Then, add in some finely chopped onion and let it sauté until it’s translucent and sweet-smelling. Next, toss in some minced garlic for an aromatic punch that will make your mouth water.
  • Now, it’s time to add in the star of the show – uncooked orzo, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Let it come to a boil before reducing the heat and simmering it to perfection for 10 minutes or until the orzo is perfectly al dente.
  • Once the orzo is cooked, it’s time to take things up a notch. We’re adding some peas and grated Parmesan cheese, which will melt into the dish and create a creamy, ooey-gooey texture that will make you weak in the knees. Just stir it all together and watch as the cheese melts, making everything ultra-creamy and indulgent.
  • Let the dish rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld and develop. And then, it’s time to dig in and savor the deliciousness! The combination of flavors is so intense, you’ll be doing a happy dance with every bite. Get ready to impress your guests with this easy-to-make, yet incredibly delicious creamy orzo side dish.

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