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Creamy Orzo with tomato

Creamy Orzo with tomato – Recipe for creamy tomato sauce with orzo pasta and tomato salad. This dish is incredibly delicious and easy to make. Orzo is a type of small pasta that resembles large grains of rice. Orzo works perfectly in creamy dishes and can also replace rice in risotto. This dish is somewhat similar to a risotto, but with pasta instead of rice. The dish consists of a creamy tomato sauce with mascarpone, balsamic glaze, Parmesan cheese, and basil, in which the orzo is cooked.

The dish is served with a fresh and simple tomato salad with basil and Parmesan. It’s a delicious vegetarian dish, but it can also be served with crispy Parma ham or grilled chicken breast. You might also want to try my recipe for lemon and ricotta orzo. Enjoy your cooking!

Creamy Orzo with tomato

Recipe for 4-6 persons
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total +25 mins


Creamy Orzo with tomato
For the Tomato Salad


Creamy Orzo with tomato

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and sauté until they are translucent.

Add the pressed garlic, oregano, paprika, and dried chili flakes. Sauté for another minute until fragrant.

Pour in the vegetable broth and canned diced tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

Add the orzo pasta to the pot and cook according to the package instructions, usually for about 10-12 minutes, until al dente.

Stir in the heavy cream, mascarpone cheese, and balsamic glaze. Allow the mixture to cook for a few more minutes, ensuring it’s well combined and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Finally, stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.

For the tomato salad, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, chopped basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Serve the creamy orzo in bowls, topped with the tomato salad. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy your delicious and creamy orzo with tomato dish!


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