Cheesy orzo and potatoes

Cheesy orzo and potatoes


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About this recipe: A simple, yet delicious pasta dish. Orzo pasta is simmered with potatoes, carrot, onion and seasonings, then topped with grated Parmesan cheese.


Serves: 4 

  • 30g butter
  • 200g uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 700ml water
  • 1 cube vegetable stock
  • 80g freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

  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 herb seasoning, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix water into the saucepan. Stir in vegetable stock 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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