Carrots-and-Peas Orzo

Carrots-and-Peas Orzo
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  • 2Servings


  • Salt
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • Drizzle of honey (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  • Pepper (for people's portion only)


Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the orzo and cook until just before al dente, about 7 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute; drain and return the pasta and peas to the pot.

While the pasta is cooking, in a medium saucepan, cover the carrots with water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and cook until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking water, then transfer the carrots to a food processor. Add the reserved cooking water and honey, if using, and process until smooth.

Stir the carrot puree into the pasta and peas. Stir in the parmigiano-reggiano. Portion out half for the dog and let cool before serving; season the people's portion with salt and pepper.