Mediterranean Orzo: An Easy Orzo Recipe

Quick and Easy Orzo Recipe!

Ready in under 30 minutes, this one pot easy orzo recipe is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious! Make it today!

  • Author: Sift
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 8 ounces of feta (crumbled or still in the liquid, either is fine. If you get the chunk, you will break it up with your hands and crumble it).
  • Peel from one orange
  • 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes
  • White fish- I use 1 or 2 filets depending on how fishy I want it to be. I like to use Halibut or Flounder, but, any white fish will do.
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • Orzo- one package. I use gluten free orzo but this recipe works 1:1!


  • First you are going to line the bottom of a pot with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Set the burner to medium heat and, then pour the orzo into the pot. Coat with orzo with salt and pepper. Allow the orzo to cook for a few minutes. It will start to get golden, you will be able to see when it is cooking!
  • Remove the orzo from the pot and place in a bowl. In a pot, add the remaining olive oil and add the orange peel and minced garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, it will be aromatic.
  • Add the tomatoes, water, and vegetable stock into the pot. Pour the orzo back in, and place the fish filet on top. The dish will cook for 18-20 minutes and the consistency will be similar to that of a risotto when it is finished, but, you need to stir it every 4-5 minutes. It will help break up the fish as well as prevent the orzo from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • When it is finished cooking but before you remove it from the stove, add the feta and red pepper flakes into the pot. Stir to mix it and incorporate. It will lighten the sauce in color and add such a creaminess. Remove from the stove, serve immediately!

Keywords: Easy Orzo Recipe, Gluten Free, Orzo, Mediterranean

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