Orzo "Risotto" with Peas

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Lunch Vegetable Under 15 min 8+


Orzo "Risotto" with Peas


An easy risotto dish, made with orzo pasta and sweet peas.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, optional
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup Birds Eye® Baby Sweet Peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. butter


Heat olive oil in a 2-quart nonstick saucepan over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add orzo and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring, until wine evaporates, about 1 minute.

Add chicken broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat to MEDIUM and cook, stirring frequently, until the orzo absorbs the broth, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Add peas, cheese and butter; reduce heat to LOW and cook until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Delicious served with rotisserie chicken and Birds Eye® Italian Blend.

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