Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan

Button Mushroom and Parmesan Orzo
Button Mushroom and Parmesan Orzo
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2 cups Chicken stock or vegetable stock, plus more as needed
¾ cup Orzo pasta
2 tbsp Olive oil
8 ounces Mushrooms white button, cleaned and quartered
1½ tsp Marjoram dried
1 bunch Scallions diced, include both white and green parts
½ tsp Salt
½ cup Parmesan cheese grated

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Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan


I have written quite a few variant recipes for different ideas to cooking orzo but this Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan recipe is definitely my first choice. I love it as a portion on it’s own or paired with a perfectly cooked piece of Norwegian salmon with some string beans, the balance of nutrients as well as flavor palate is everything I look for in my weekly dinners.

To make Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan


Cook orzo


In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of chicken stock to a boil and add ¾ cup of orzo. Cook according to package instructions until al dente.


Sauté mushrooms


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add 8 ounces of washed and quartered mushrooms. Sauté, while tossing, until slightly cooked.


Add marjoram and scallions


Add 1½ teaspoons of dried marjoram and 1 bunch of diced scallions and continue cooking and stirring for about 1 minute.


Drain orzo


Once cooked, drain orzo and reserve the remaining chicken stock from the cooking process.


Complete orzo dish


Return the cooked orzo to the skillet with the mushroom mixture along with ¼ - ⅓ cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Simmer, over medium-high heat until sauce has thickened and reduced. Remove from heat.


Add Parmesan cheese


Season with salt and sprinkle ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese over.



Toss and serve!

This warm and tasty Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan is a top choice among most of my readers and I’d love to know if you agree. Pair yours with a good white wine and snap an “instagram-able” pic. Tag us with the #cookmerecipes hashtag!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Total Reviews: 12
Emilee Didio

Lovely lunch or dinner for anytime of the week, this is one of the best dishes i've ever had with orzo.

Mabel Brekken

Amazingly simple to make and it's really flavorful the mushrooms and scallions make the dish 10x's more amazing!

Elianna Gehlen

Had this with some cheesy garlic bread on the side a glass of wine and some delicious homemade cherry cheesecake.

Holland Shusterman

Really tasty orzo with scallions and parmesan can't beat the taste of freshness :)

Whitney Oalmann

Kids gobbled this right up they thought it was delicious so I'll be cooking this orzo again thx so much.

Lyra Sipper

Be sure to add a bit of hot sauce or even a lime squeeze if you want the orzo to have a kick.

Kynlee Glatter

Pretty delicious and doesn't take much time to prepare and make, exactly the type of recipe I was looking for since I'm quite lazy lol.

Milani Gefre

My husband normally hates orzo and mushrooms, but when he tried this it changed his mind, he said the way everything is mixed together really made it bareable to eat.

Nathalie Kaczkowski

Used sunflower oil instead of olive oil on accident but it doesn't change much so don't be too concerned if you made the same mistake as me!

Anne Rolader

I like penne pasta a lot more than orzo for sure but this wasn't too bad just not very filling.

Everleigh Zohn

Great recipe thanks so much for sharing I'll be making it again soon sometime next week for the family to try it.


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