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Three Cheese Orzo with Broccoli

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Judith Hannemann


  • 1 cup orzo uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock*
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped broccoli
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup cream I used heavy cream
  • 2 tbs grated parmesan
  • 2 tbs shredded asiago
  • 2 tbs shredded fontina
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • *You may also use 1 1/2 cups water with 1 stock cube as a substitute
  • Steam broccoli until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Place orzo, chicken stock and olive oil in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is almost absorbed (about 5-8 minutes).
  • Uncover orzo and fluff. Add the broccoli, butter and cream. Stir until the butter is melted. Add the salt & pepper.
  • Add the cheeses, remove the pan from the heat and stir until cheeses are melted.
  • Serve immediately.