The easiest and most delicious side dish you'll ever make: this easy one pot orzo with peas is even kid-approved. Starting with flavorful sauteed shallots, this dish features orzo pasta cooked in vegetable broth and finished simply with peas and parmesan cheese. This side dish is vegetarian on its own, but also great served alongside a protein like grilled chicken or shrimp. This dish is ready in under twenty minutes, making it a quick and easy dish to prepare for busy weeknights.
Course Main Course, pasta, Side Dish, sides
Keyword orzo, peas, shallots
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
olive oil spray
4ozorzoweighed dry, uncooked
1/4cupgrated parmesan cheese
Slice the shallots.
Measure out the orzo pasta (weighed uncooked).
Preheat the pan over medium heat. Add olive oil spray.
Add the shallots to the pan.
Cook the shallots for 5 minutes.
Add the dry orzo, and toss it around in the olive oil spray and shallots to toast and get flavor, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the broth, and stir the ingredients to combine.
Cover the pot with a lid, and reduce the heat to low.
Cook for 13-15 minutes (check after 13) or until the liquid is absorbed, and the orzo is tender.
Stir in the peas and the cheese; stir to combine.
Taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper as desired.