Asiago Garlic Orzo Pilaf Recipe

This makes a delicious pilaf, but be careful seasoning because Asiago is salty by itself.

Asiago Garlic Orzo Pilaf Recipe

How To Make Asiago Garlic Orzo Pilaf

Cheesy rice dish cooked in chicken broth

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¾ lb orzo
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese, grated
  • salt , to taste
  • ground pepper , to taste, freshly


  1. Bring the broth to a boil over high heat in a large heavy saucepan.
  2. Add the orzo and garlic and reduce the heat to medium high.
  3. Briskly simmer uncovered for about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the pasta is tender, and most of the broth has been absorbed.
  4. Turn the heat off, but leave the pan on the stove.
  5. Add the cheese and mix well.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remembering to taste first as the Asiago can be very salty.
  7. Serve warm.


  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 214mg
  • Calories: 296kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 243mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 306mg
  • Vitamin A: 130IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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