Have I mentioned how much I love mushrooms? Well I LOVE them. This 30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto is perfect. It has mushrooms, pasta, and cheese. Technically risotto is made with Arborio rice, but you can substitute orzo pasta for a faster cooking time. This delicious one pot meal comes together in 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight dinner option.
How do you make 30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto?
To make mushroom orzo risotto, heat up some olive oil over medium high and add the onions, mushroom, garlic, salt and pepper stirring constantly for two minutes. Add the dry orzo pasta to the pan and stir constantly for around two minutes to toast the pasta.
Pour two cups of broth into the pot and continue to stir making sure nothing sticks to the bottom. After the liquid has been absorbed, add three more cups and keep stirring occasionally until the liquid has absorbed for around ten minutes. Turn off the heat and mix in the Parmesan cheese to the pasta into the mushroom orzo risotto.
Additions or Substitutions
This mushroom orzo risotto is a great vegetarian dinner or an easy side! You can definitely expand on this recipe. Some delicious additions or substitutions could include:
- fresh spinach, added at the end of the recipe
- sauted zucchini or squash
- sun-dried tomatoes, added at the end of the recipe
- cooked chicken or shrimp
You could also add a splash of white wine to the mushroom orzo risotto before pouring in the broth for a more complex flavor. If you don't like mushrooms, you could leave them out on just have the pasta. You could add some lemon juice and zest to brighten everything up.
If you love this recipe, I would love to know! You can rate this mushroom orzo risotto, leave a comment, or tag a photo on Instagram @hungrywaitress! Here's the recipe:Print
30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto is a creamy dinner recipe or side dish recipe. The meaty mushroom are a perfect compliment to this velvety pasta.
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cups mushrooms
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb (16 oz) orzo pasta
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cups grated Parmesan
- Heat up 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium high and add the onions, mushroom, garlic, salt and pepper stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
- Add the dry orzo to the pan and stir constantly for around 2 minutes to toast the pasta.
- Pour 2 cups of broth into the pot and continue to stir making sure nothing sticks to the bottom.
- After the liquid has been absorbed, add 3 more cups and keep stirring occasionally until the liquid has absorbed for around 10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and mix in the Parmesan cheese to the pasta.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: Dinner
- Method: One Pot
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: orzo, mushroom, pasta recipe, orzo recipe
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I Loved this recipe. To make it dairy free I didn?t use the Parmesan and then just sprinkled on some vegan Parmesan alternative. I probably did twice as many mushrooms and 1 whole onion. It was still creamy even without the Parmesan. I think having worked out the calories I think that your recipe with 2 cups of orzo serves 4 not 6 and if the nutrition is calculated off the recipe as above it is around 500 cal a plate. At the moment it says it serves 6 but the nutrition is calculated for x4. Thanks for the recipe though - really delicious.
So glad you liked it! I'll take a look at the nutrition label again.
I love this recipe so much. I veganized it and added some of the Trader Joe’s mushroom umami seasoning and vegan parm. I also used different types of mushroom because we LOVE mushrooms in my house.
Easy and delicious
Super easy and delicious 🙂
I didn't have vegetable stock on hand so I used chicken, Very delicious and easy