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Three Cheese Orzo with Broccoli

Quite possibly the perfect side dish!  This orzo is easy, cooks quickly and is flavored with asiago, fontina and parmesan cheeses!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, broccoli and cheese, orzo, three cheese
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 387kcal


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


Serving: 1person | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 792IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg