Creamy Asparagus Orzo



  • 8 oz of Orzo (1 cup)
  • 2 handfuls of asparagus (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4th cup of half & half (or you could splurge and use heavy cream)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup of parmesan
  • Lemon (to taste)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Dried oregano, parsley, thyme, and basil (to taste)


  1. Cook the orzo in a pan of salted boiling water.
  2. Clean and cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Add the cut asparagus to the pan after the orzo has been cooking for 5 minutes.
  4. Once the orzo is tender (about 5 more minutes) drain and return the ingredients to the pan.
  5. With the stove on low, add the butter and cheese, then mix in the cream.
  6. To taste, add lemon, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, thyme, and basil.
  7. Eat and enjoy!


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