Mushroom Orzo

Mushroom Orzo


"After eating at an 'Italian' chain restaurant and loving this side dish, I went home and tried to recreate it. This is the recipe I finally came up with."


40 m servings 327 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt 1/2 the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook until golden brown. Mix in orzo, mushrooms, and remaining butter. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until butter is melted and mushrooms are tender.
  2. Pour water and wine into the skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook 7 to 10 minutes, until orzo is al dente. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and parsley to serve.
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  1. 371 Ratings


Oh wow, will THIS ever be a repeat in my house! For extra flavor I used dried porcini mushrooms which I soaked in hot water for about 25 minutes. I then used the soaking liquid for the water cal...

This is the third time I made this recipe. This time I changed it up a bit. I added grilled chicken, shrimp and extra mushrooms. I doubled the liquid ( chicken broth, water and wine). It was rea...

I loved this side dish. I didn't have pearl onions so I used half a regular onion chopped up and I added minced garlic and extra mushrooms. You can never have too many mushrooms. The wine gav...

I used chopped onion, and per the other reviews, substituted chicken broth for the water. This is a flavorful side dish that's quick and easy! Will add more mushrooms next time.

Excellent recipe. I used canned mushrooms and it tasted just great. Jusst cook it for alittle less time.

I had to use 2X the amount of water listed and cooked it for about 3X as long as it recommended. Good side dish, easy to make. I also used most of a smaller yellow onion and a portabello cap ins...

This was an easy and quick side dish. I didn't have pearl onion, so I used a chopped medium onion instead. At the advice of another reviewer, I used chicken broth for more flavor (and left out t...

Really good, would be better if I would have had fresh Parmesan on hand instead of the powdered :(

I previously rated this after making it once. Since then, I have made it more and played with the recipe just a tad, and now I LOVE it!! Have made it several times and I crave it. For the mush...