Tantalize your taste buds with this easy One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomate recipe! Combining creamy mascarpone, tasty sun-dried tomatoes, and fragrant Basil over Orzo, this recipe is a quick and flavorful dinner option.
Why I Love It
Easy: This One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried tomato recipe is super easy to make; in under 30 minutes, you’ll have a deliciously creamy orzo recipe
Luxury: This recipe will surprise your guest at any dinner gathering. The best part is how easy it is to make!
Delicious: Super tasty; I guarantee you’ll love it
What Are The Ingredients
To make this One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone, you will need ¾ cup of dry Orzo, 2 cups of water to boil de Orzo, 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato, 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, ¼ cup of freshly chopped basil leaves, 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
- Orzo: For this recipe, I chose Orzo, but you can use Arborio Rice to make an incredible creamy sun-dried risotto.
- Mascarpone Cheese: I use Belgioioso Mascarpone. The recipe calls for ¼ cup, but you can double the ratio if you want it creamier.
- Fresh Basil Leaves: Nothing beats the flavor of fresh chopped Basil. Please avoid substituting it with dry Basil; it won’t taste as good as fresh Basil. Also, If you want to double on the Basil, go for it!
- Sun-Dried Tomato in Oil: I prefer to use sun-dried tomatoes in oil because the oil adds a lot of flavors to the final result. In fact, you can Add ½ tablespoon of sun-dried tomato oil when preparing this recipe, and I guarantee you’ll love it!
- Parmesan Cheese: The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons, but if you are like my dad, you’ll double the amount, and that’s ok too.
How To Make One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato
- Cook the Orzo: In a Sautee pan over medium-high heat, stir in water (or broth) and 1 tsp of salt, and bring to a simmer. Add Orzo and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently, often stirring, until Orzo is tender and creamy (13-15 minutes).
- Add-Ons: Add the sun-dried tomatoes and ¾ of the fresh chopped Basil. Next, pour in the creamy Mascarpone cheese and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer to a nice serving dish and sprinkle the rest of the fresh Basil and parmesan cheese! Enjoy!
Mascarpone: If you don’t have mascarpone, you can also use Cream Cheese. It won’t taste the same, but it will give you the creamy results you want.
Dried Red Chili Flakes: If you want to add a little spice to this recipe, sprinkle Dried Red Chili Flakes to Taste.
You can make this recipe and store the cooked Orzo for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze this recipe and store it in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Reheating: When reheating the Orzo, ensure you add 1 tablespoon of water per cup before doing so. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop.