Parmesan Garlic Orzo


As far as orzo recipes go, this is an easy, delicious one that even my son enjoys making.

close up view of a bowl of Parmesan Garlic Orzo with a spoon
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup orzo pasta

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in melted butter until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir orzo into the pan with garlic, then mix in Parmesan cheese, milk, parsley, salt, and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
14g Fat
39g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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