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

3/4 cup: 284 calories, 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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valanddansmith User ID: 988113 158996
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

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

A 1 Mom User ID: 173769 155131
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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