Seared Scallops with Creamy Orzo

seared scallops creamy orzo

Recipe by Rochelle Palermo

  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 large scallops
  • 3/4 cup mascarpone
  • baby arugula leaves and chopped fresh chives, for garnish


In saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook orzo until al dente, about 7 minutes; drain, reserving 3 tbsp. cooking water. In large skillet, heat oil over high. Cook scallops until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. In saucepan, stir orzo, pasta water and mascarpone; season. Divide among plates; top with seasoned scallops, arugula and chives. 

Be a Sauce Boss: Save some of that pasta cooking water—a splash of the salty stuff is a great way to loosen any too-thick sauce.