Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo
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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo Recipe

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Welcome to the world of exquisite flavors and creamy textures! This Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo recipe is a delightful dish that will leave you craving for more. The combination of tender orzo pasta with creamy garlic sauce and the sharp tang of Parmesan cheese creates a mouthwatering experience. It’s a perfect side dish or even a main course that will impress your guests. Let’s dive into the recipe and create magic in your kitchen!


  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500 ml (2 cups) vegetable or chicken broth
  • 250 ml (1 cup) heavy cream
  • 100 grams (1 cup) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth and bring it to a simmer. Allow it to cook for 5 minutes to infuse the flavors.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring continuously. Let the mixture simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce and stir until it melts and becomes creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Combine the cooked orzo pasta with the creamy garlic Parmesan sauce, tossing gently to coat the pasta evenly.
  7. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.


To enhance the flavor, you can add sautéed mushrooms or cooked spinach to the dish. Feel free to experiment with other herbs or spices to suit your taste preferences. This creamy garlic Parmesan orzo pairs well with grilled chicken or roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

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