Creamy orzo with asparagus & parmesan

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 cup orzo

1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 tbsp butter or margarine

1/4 to 1/2 cup cream

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Salt & Pepper, to taste


  • Bring a large sauce pan of water to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook the orzo until tender, about 10 minutes.

    After the orzo has been cooking for about 5 minutes, add the asparagus to the same pot
  • Once the orzo and asaparagus are cooked and tender, drain and return to the pot.
  • Quickly add the parmesan cheese and butter.

    Stir thoroughly, allowing both the cheese and butter to melt.
  • Slowly add the cream to the mixture, while stirring.
  • Continue to stir and add cream until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

    Voila! You have a delicious side dish! Serve immediately.


Creamy Orzo with Asparagus & Parmesan, photo 1
Creamy Orzo with Asparagus & Parmesan, photo 2


Can you make this a day ahead?


Yes, you sure can!


Lisa, 21/11/2017

Everyone at our house loves this!

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Omg! Just made it, my family loved it! I made tilapia with this side dish. This will be my go to quick side quick dish. Easyto make too.

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I'm making this dish tonight as a side. I can't wait to make it!! I know it's going to be delish!!

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So yummy!!

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I used dry white wine instead of cream. Needed lots of seasoning.

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