Carrot, Broccoli and Cheese Orzo :: A Weelicious Recipe :: Tasty Tuesday

Carrot, Broccoli and Cheese Orzo :: A Weelicious Recipe :: Tasty Tuesday

I have no idea why I didn’t know about this site or app before. Yea, an Iphone app even. But, a friend of mine Heather from HousewifeHeather recently told me about it when I was searching for side dishes for our Easter feast.

I found this gem of a recipe and fell in love! This recipe takes little to no effort, if you have a food processor and about 15 minutes! Yea!

Carrot, Broccoli and Cheese Orzo


  1. 1 small garlic clove
  2. 1 small shallot
  3. 1 cup baby carrots
  4. 1 cup broccoli florets
  5. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
  6. 1 cup white or whole wheat orzo
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 cup water {I omitted the water and used all stock}
  9. 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  10. 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  •  Place shallot and garlic in food processor and pulse to chop.
  • Add baby carrots and broccoli florets to the food processor and pulse, scraping down the sides halfway until finely chopped.
  • In a large stock pot, heat butter or oil and sauté the chopped vegetables, raw orzo, and salt for 4 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Add the water and stock {or all stock in my case} to the pot and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes uncovered or until the liquid starts to evaporate and the mixture thickens.
  • Turn off the heat and add the Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.

*Cooks note* This made quite a bit. Enough for leftovers. I stored the leftovers in a oven-safe dish, like Corningware, and reheated in the oven, covered at 350F for about 15-20 minutes. Even better the next time around!

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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. I’ve already had my tea, but I’m starving after reading this!

  2. That looks so delicious!! It doesn’t look hard either!

  3. That looks awesome…I could probably eat a very unheathy sized portion. Great way to sneak the veggies to the kiddos. Thanks for sharing. I need to Pin it

  4. That sounds DELICIOUS!! thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds quick, easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yum! I am going to make this for my toddler even though I know I’ll likely eat it all myself!

  7. This sounds really good! And it looks like a great way to get kids to eat veggies 🙂

  8. I love Orzo – this looks delicious!

  9. YUM! I love this recipe, I’ve gotta make it!


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