There’s something beautiful about a creamy, cheesy, one pan dish that is not only delicious but also low on clean up. This orzo dish will become a regular in your weekly rotations, and it pairs perfectly with any protein.
My local grocery store stopped carrying orzo a couple months into the pandemic, and I almost had to switch where I shopped! Orzo is a staple in our house. My husband requests my Creamy Parmesan Orzo at least twice a month, so going without our beloved pasta was not an option. Thankfully, I needed a couple of other things from Amazon Fresh, so I threw 4 boxes in with my order as well. As much as I love my parmesan version of orzo, I wanted to mix things up a bit, and corn always seems like the perfect end of summer vegetable to add to a dish.
This orzo comes together in one pan, and besides a measuring cup and measuring spoon there are no other dishes to do! You have to moderately babysit the pasta in case you need to add more liquid, but that’s a small price to pay for end result. I love that cooking the orzo in the same pan as everything else results in a creamy texture that doesn’t require any milk, or well, actual cream. Can we consider this healthy? I vote yes, for the sake of me justifying my 2 big scoops of it the other night.