Orzo and Potato Parmesan

Orzo and Potato Parmesan


"This is a great recipe for people on a budget or for picky eaters. It is also very easy to make. This recipe lists the basic ingredients, but you should try adding other vegetables or ingredients to suit your taste. I typically add carrots and onions. Just be sure to add a little extra water to compensate for additional ingredients. If you aren't a vegetarian you can use chicken bouillon."


30 m servings 465 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.1g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 452 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in orzo and garlic, and saute until lightly browned. Place potatoes, carrot, and onion in the saucepan. Continue to cook and stir until tender. Season with dried Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix water into the saucepan. Stir in vegetable bouillon until dissolved. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes, or until orzo is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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  1. 39 Ratings


Wow! Doggie-Daddy asked, "Are we out of food?" and I replied, "Why no!" and quickly searched for a recipe involving orzo et voila! -- this recipe certainly did the trick. It's a keeper. While co...

I had to add quite a bit of spices and extra garlic but it was a good start to a recipe. I also added the water and boullion with the potatoes as soon as the orzo and garlic was done cooking. Ot...

I make this quite often. I love it. I do add extra garlic but, that's it. The Italian seasonings and parmesan are a perfect blen. It's a great side to almost anything. Company is always imp...

Not bad...I had no carrots so used peas and frozen kernel corn instead...it is a bit bland though, and I felt the italian seasoning was overpowering. I will make this again, but will omit the th...

This is pretty good, definitely a good starting point. I found it a bit bland, personally, but my family loved it. (Usually they say things _I_ like are bland :-p) Adding extra salt, stirring...

I changed this up a bit & everyone loved it! Used half butter, half EVOO to start. After browning orzo & sauteing garlic added onion, brocolli & califlower & a small amt. of frozen peas & saute...

Great side dish! I had no Italian seasoning and substituted with fenugreek and parsley, but I thought the taste was really nice with a great combination of vegetables with orzo.

My full-blooded Italian husband LOVED this recipe! He has been asking for it repeatedly since. "This is an easy to make authentic, Italian dish with robust flavors and is very addicting."

My husband and I love this one. I usually increase the carrots, and add a good amount of dried basil. Make sure to cut the potatoes small or it will take a long time to cook. We also like a l...