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30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto

  • Author: The Hungry Waitress
  • 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


  1. Heat up 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium high and add the onions, mushroom, garlic, salt and pepper stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the dry orzo to the pan and stir constantly for around 2 minutes to toast the pasta.
  3. Pour 2 cups of broth into the pot and continue to stir making sure nothing sticks to the bottom.
  4. After the liquid has been absorbed, add 3 more cups and keep stirring occasionally until the liquid has absorbed for around 10 minutes. 
  5. 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