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Creamy Garlic Orzo

Super simple and delicious recipe. This creamy garlic orzo is the perfect addition to summer BBQ's and only requires one pot!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 4 tbsp vegan butter separated
  • 2 cups orzo
  • 3 cups vegetable stock or bouillon & water
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup rice milk plain, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp lime juice


  • Melt 2 tbsp vegan butter in a large skillet over low-medium heat. Stir in onions, garlic & orzo and sauté until orzo is lightly browned, about 5 minutes (stirring continuously & be careful not to burn the orzo).
  • Slowly add the vegetable stock (or bouillon & water) and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook for about 13 minutes, stirring occasionally (until the orzo is fully cooked).
  • Once cooked, stir in the last 2 tbsp butter, rice milk and nutritional yeast. While continuing to stir, bring back to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and stir in salt, pepper, parsley & lime juice. Cook on low for another minute or so.
  • Serve warm. Enjoy!
Keyword creamy, easy, garlic, orzo, side, summer