Parmesan Orzo Recipe
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Parmesan Orzo Recipe

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Here's an elegant and mouthwatering Parmesan Orzo, shared by Marian Platt in Sequim, Washington. The creamy cheese-flavored side dish goes with a variety of entrees and is something to celebrate with its flecks of green onions and red pimientos.—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos

Nutritional Facts

284 calories: 3/4 cup, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein .


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding onions during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth; stir in pimientos. Drain pasta; add to cream cheese mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan Orzo in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p19

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Interesting and different side dish from what I usually make... Will definitely have it again!"

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Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"I made this on May 9, 2009 and it tastes really good. I will be making this again."

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