Cheesy Asparagus One Pot Orzo
- 1/2 lb asparagus
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup orzo
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese, (we used Trader Joe’s 4 Cheese Blend but you could use parmesan, asiago, or any blend)
- 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
Cut off and discard the tough ends of the asparagus, and then chop asparagus into 1” pieces.
Add the asparagus, water, orzo, oil, and all the spices into a pot. Bring to a low boil (this took us 4 1/2 minutes) and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the orzo is tender.
Reduce heat and add the cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and pine nuts. Stir until the cheese has melted.
Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper, and enjoy!