Mushroom Orzo

Mushroom Orzo – a super simple side dish that packs a ton of flavor! Ready to eat in about 20 minutes. Orzo, mushrooms, butter, garlic, chicken broth, and feta cheese. Garnish with dried parsley. Can add leftover chicken, pork, or beef for an easy main dish.

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Easy Skillet Pasta with Mushrooms

This quick Mushroom & Feta Orzo is a favorite at our house. It only has a few simple ingredients and tastes great. It is just as easy as pulling out a box of Rice-A-Roni but tastes a million times better. We make this several times a month and love it. Chicken Legs loves the mushrooms and I love the feta cheese. It is the best of both worlds for us!

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How to Make Mushroom Orzo with Feta

This pasta is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Melt butter or olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until soft and the liquid has evaporated. Add the orzo pasta to the pan and cook until it starts to get a golden brown color. Stir in garlic and chicken broth. Bring the pasta to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, until soft. Stir in crumbled feta cheese. Garnish the orzo with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Feel free to add any other vegetables to the orzo mixture.
    • Onions
    • bell peppers
    • spinach
    • broccoli
  • Add some leftover chicken, pork, shrimp, or beef, and turn this into an easy main dish.
  • Add a splash of lemon juice and lemon zest for extra flavor.
  • I use feta cheese in this dish. Parmesan cheese is equally delicious.
  • Can substitute vegetable broth.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Creamy Mushroom Orzo

This pasta dish is very similar to risotto but without all the work. This makes a great side dish or meatless main dish. It goes with just about everything – chicken, pork, steaks. It is super easy to make and fancy enough to serve at a dinner party. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy orzo:

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Mushroom Orzo

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Mushroom Orzo – a super simple side dish that packs a ton of flavor! Ready to eat in about 20 minutes. Orzo, mushrooms, butter, garlic, chicken broth, and feta cheese. Garnish with dried parsley. Can add leftover chicken, pork, or beef for an easy main dish.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and orzo and cook until some of the orzo turns golden brown.
  • Add garlic and cook for an additional one minute. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Garnish with dried parsley.

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Comments

  1. I just made this recipe and really liked it. I added a cup of frozen peas because I love mushrooms and peas together. But I thought the feta was too strong of a cheese for my liking, and next time I’ll add crumbled goat’s cheese instead. But it was certainly an easy and fast recipe. Thank you!

    1. Such an easy and yummy recipe!
      I used Danish feta which has a lovely mind flavour and is very creamy, it worked very well. In addition to the mushrooms I also added half an onion, some chopped baby tomatoes and a bunch of baby spinach. Such a great recipe to use up what’s in the fridge.

  2. I made this recipe tonight and it was delicious! I added 1 cup or so of frozen chopped spinach as it seemed similar to a Greek dish I know of. Next time, we will increase the amount of feta to make it even more flavorful. We really enjoyed this and will be making it a lot! 8 ounces of orzo made a lot for another meal for the 2 of us as a side dish.

    1. It’s simmering right now. Loved the idea of spinach so I’m going to add a handful. I have to be sneaky to get hubby to eat his veggies. Thanks for the recipe. It’s smelling wonderful.

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