One Pot Orzo Primavera Recipe

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Anita Riley Modified: March 21, 2022
One Pot Orzo Primavera Recipe

How To Make One Pot Orzo Primavera

Enjoy a filling weeknight dinner with this orzo primavera recipe. Full of healthy green vegetables tossed with a flavorful sauce all in one delicious plate.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1brown onionmedium, chopped
  • 4garlic clovesfinely chopped
  • 1broccolicut into florets
  • 21ozasparaguscut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8ozdry orzo pasta
  • cupslow sodium vegetable brothor stock
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¾cuppeasfrozen
  • ½cupparmesan cheesefresh grated
  • cuphalf and halfor a reduced fat cream, optional
  • 2tbsplemon juicefreshly squeezed
  • salt and pepperto taste, if needed
  • 1cupgrape tomatoesor cherry tomatoes, halved
  • fresh parsleyto serve

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Fry the onion for 2 to 3 minutes until transparent.

  2. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant; add the orzo and fry to brown slightly for about 2 minutes in the oil.

  3. Next, add in the broccoli florets and asparagus pieces, stirring occasionally for a further 2 minutes to absorb all the flavors in the pot.

  4. Pour in the broth along with ¾ teaspoon of salt. Give it a good stir to combine.

  5. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat down to low and allow to cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until most of the liquid has absorbed while stirring occasionally.

  6. Uncover the pot and add in the peas and parmesan cheese.

  7. Stir gently to combine with the rest of the ingredients, and continue to cook on low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes until the peas have cooked through, the cheese has melted, and the pasta is cooked to your liking while stirring occasionally.

  8. Take off the heat. Stir the half and half through to combine well and squeeze in the lemon juice. Mix through; taste test and add more salt and pepper if desired.

  9. Garnish with the fresh chopped parsley; top with the grape tomatoes and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 218.90kcal
  • Fat: 6.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.64g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.87g
  • Fiber: 4.55g
  • Sugar: 5.17g
  • Protein: 10.88g
  • Cholesterol: 10.05mg
  • Sodium: 636.18mg
  • Calcium: 175.84mg
  • Potassium: 441.99mg
  • Iron: 2.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 91.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 36.42mg
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