Carrot Orzo | This easy carrot orzo is flavored with carrot juice and cooked like a risotto recipe using orzo pasta inside of rice. This simple side dish would make a beautiful Easter side recipe. Carrot Orzo is a spring recipe full of bright flavors!
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Carrot Orzo

This easy carrot orzo is flavored with carrot juice and cooked like a risotto recipe using orzo pasta inside of rice.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 208kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp . Lemon juice
  • 2 c . Carrot juice
  • 2 c . Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 c . Carrot , finely diced
  • 1 c . Onion , finely diced
  • 3 Tbsp . Butter
  • 10 oz . Orzo
  • 1/2 c . White Wine
  • 1/4 tsp . Salt

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan combine lemon juice, carrot juice, and broth. Heat over medium low heat until warmed through.
  • In a skillet heat over medium high heat and add butter carrots and onion. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add orzo to the mixture and stir to toast the orzo.
  • Add 1/2 a cup of white wine to the orzo and stir until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Begin ladling the carrot broth into the orzo a 1/2 cup at a time letting the liquid be absorbed before added the next ladle full of liquid. Continue doing this until the orzo is cooked through.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 156% | Vitamin C: 6% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 8%