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Creamy Tomato Orzo

20 min

Main

One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

This simple and speedy recipe for creamy orzo uses fresh cherry tomatoes to create a flavorful base, and is topped off with crunchy roasted pine nuts, making it the perfect meal for busy days.

Servings

Total

20 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

15 min

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Ingredients

Orzo

  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    olive oil
  • 3 cups (450 g)
    cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    water
  • 1 cup (180 g)
    dry orzo pasta
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube, crumbled
  • ½ Tbsp (1 g)
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup (104 g)
    frozen green peas
  • ¾ cup (18 g)
    fresh basil, torn

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Directions

  1. Add the oil to a sauté pan on high heat. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Then add the water, orzo, bouillon, Italian seasoning, and pepper.
  3. Cook at a gentle simmer for 10 minutes, until the orzo is al dente. Stir occasionally, and mash the tomatoes with the back of the spatula to extract their flavour and juices.
  4. Then add the peas and basil. Cook for 1 - 2 more minutes.
  5. Garnish and enjoy!

Storage

  • Best to enjoy immediately, as orzo tends to dry out as it cools.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Grains & Starches 36%

dry orzo pasta

Proteins 11%

frozen green peas

roasted pine nuts

Fruits & Veggies 53%

cherry tomato

fresh basil

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

olive oil

roasted pine nuts

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Han - May 13, 2024, 9:10 p.m.

Delicious, we added green asparagus and that was a lovely addition to add some more greens.


Eva - May 1, 2024, 8:23 a.m.

Easy and so good


Gabi M Salles - April 30, 2024, 3:16 a.m.

So easy to make and no chopping involved. Delicious and flavorful ❤️


Jasmin - April 25, 2024, 1:34 p.m.

Very good!


Sandra Hendrickx - April 21, 2024, 8:30 p.m.

Made this at home and took it over to my mom's to have lunch together. We really enjoyed it. Next time, I'll make an extra side salad to up my veggies a bit.


Jenny - April 15, 2024, 5:52 p.m.

This is so good! Used plenty of basil and loved it! Definitely going to be one of my go to recipes! Thank you ♥️


Nicole Mostofa - April 8, 2024, 2:05 a.m.

Quick, simple, and easy weeknight dinner. I used large tomatoes (diced) and added a squeeze of tomato paste for more depth.


gabriela - March 29, 2024, 7:07 p.m.

Loved this recipe! Very quick and still tasty.


Polina - March 23, 2024, 8:31 p.m.

Just made it on lunch for my family. Everyone was enjoyed. Thank you, PickUpLimes team for another great recipe!


Celecia - March 21, 2024, 12:30 a.m.

This has become a go-to recipe for my family. It's quick and easy which is perfect for dinners after a long day. Sometimes I will do a swap with the peas to add spinach or okra. We always add a few sun-dried tomatoes as well. Even my two year old likes it and he is incredibly picky. It's a good way to get vegetables into his diet.

PUL Team - March 23, 2024, 6:03 p.m.

Ooo what an interesting twist to use okra, Celecia! So glad your little one is enjoying it too 🤗


Isbelia - March 20, 2024, 4:44 p.m.

This recipe is so so good it made me dance in the kitchen! thank you very much for sharing!


Kat - March 17, 2024, 4:38 p.m.

Really easy and delicious. I used two cans of diced tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, and a combo of fresh basil and parsley. Awesome.

PUL Team - March 19, 2024, 1:48 a.m.

Oo thanks for sharing the swap tip, Kat! So glad that the orzo was enjoyed as well 😊


Willow - March 9, 2024, 9:57 p.m.

Delicious, simple, and fast. It’s become a go-to of mine, the base recipe is fantastic. After making it many times now, I use spinach and dried basil in place of fresh as it’s more accessible to me. Great both ways


amanda - March 7, 2024, 1:44 a.m.

Added half a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt for protein and a few handfuls of spinach. So yummy!


SZIMBA - March 5, 2024, 8:42 p.m.

Thank you for the recipe. I love it. Easy and fast. Recommended. Dont use too mich pepper


Nazira - Feb. 26, 2024, 4:56 p.m.

Yum!


Joann D - Feb. 23, 2024, 4:35 p.m.

Delicious dish. I topped with Parmesan cheese as I was out of fresh basil.


Naomi - Feb. 21, 2024, 1:10 p.m.

One of those recipes I make when friends come over because everyone likes it. I use frozen spinach instead of peas, so delicious!


Cheri - Feb. 20, 2024, 1:35 a.m.

Another excellent and easy recipe. The burst of flavor from the tomatoes is quite nice. Served with a simple salad.


takecare A - Feb. 19, 2024, 1:25 a.m.

I have made this so many times and the entire family loves it. So today I decided to go more Mexican and swap the Italian seasoning for taco seasoning, add a few tablespoons of salsa, and added corn and black beans to the peas . Thank you for not only the original recipe, but inspiring me to make a second one that's more my own. I couldn't have done it without you.

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2024, 7:37 a.m.

That sounds like a delicious twist! Experimenting with flavours is a great way to make a recipe our own. Glad you enjoyed the original and found inspiration to personalize it, A 🤗


Timea - Feb. 17, 2024, 6:01 p.m.

Made this for dinner just now. Amazing colours, heavenly flavours. I was a bit worried about the amount of spice and herbs in the recipe but they are not overpowering at all. The only modifications I made was adding a bit of salt and sprinkling pumpkin seeds rather than pine nuts on the top for a bit of crunch.

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2024, 5:28 a.m.

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the Creamy Tomato Orzo, Timea - thank you!


Marta - Feb. 10, 2024, 6:55 p.m.

Lovely light and quick dinner!


Alifiyah H - Feb. 2, 2024, 8:03 a.m.

I’ve been eating this like at least once a week for the last 6 months… it’s so easy! And so delicious!!!!!

PUL Team - Feb. 2, 2024, 5:52 p.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Alifiyah 😊


Jasmin - Jan. 30, 2024, 5:25 p.m.

Lecker !:)


Danielle - Jan. 26, 2024, 1:28 p.m.

Lots of flavour.


Kee W - Jan. 22, 2024, 8:23 p.m.

Really yum and so easy to make!
We have it with a side of watercress & rocket and EVO & balsamic vinegar. ☺️


Anju - Jan. 22, 2024, 6:39 p.m.

Wonderful and quick recipe.
Everyone should try this recipe if they like tomato/orzo.Since it's so quick to make, you can easily modify things: I added some tofu for protein, cut up onions + garlic at the beginning, and added nutritional yeast at the end.
It's delicious. 🙂

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2024, 5:22 a.m.

A delicious twist to add tofu and nutritional yeast, Anju, thank you 😊


Kaitlyn Youmans - Jan. 17, 2024, 3:12 a.m.

So, so good!! I made this for my family and it was a hit! I went to the store for a last minute trip and they didn’t have cherry tomatoes, so I used diced tomatoes and drained the juice. It worked perfectly! I used fresh basil and rosemary from my garden, and didn’t have Italian seasoning so split it between dried thyme and parsley. So delicious! It was very quick to make, so it will be a new go-to recipe!!

PUL Team - Jan. 17, 2024, 5:54 p.m.

We're so happy to hear that that the orzo was enjoyed with the modifications, Kaitlyn! Thank you 😊


Jack Turner - Jan. 14, 2024, 6:40 p.m.

Delicious and simple, perfect combination!


Danielle B - Jan. 13, 2024, 3:55 p.m.

This has become such a staple recipe for us! We make it at least twice a month and it never disappoints 😍


Sandra - Jan. 10, 2024, 10:56 p.m.

Hi PUL-Team ^^ I tried making 3 portions and I think it would be better to seperate the pasta from the sauce: when i tried it, there was to much wather left after the pasta was cooked throug. The taste was there but still a little bland. If it has to be one-pot, i would suggest cooking the tomatoes together with the seasonings right away and using less wather (in my case, 2 instead of 3 cups) Also by seperating the pasta from the sauce, you can cook the sauche longer before starting the pasta, and the sauce-ingrediance have a better chance to realy combine with eachother.

PUL Team - Jan. 11, 2024, 2:56 a.m.

Hey there, Sandra, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the recipe. I wonder if the water ratio might have been affected by factors like the size and juiciness of the tomatoes. It's a lovely idea to adjust things to your desired taste and consistency though. We'll keep the feedback in mind to help us improve 🤗

Eric - March 25, 2024, 2:59 a.m.

I second that 3 cups water was a bit too much, had to add some cornstarch and it came out like jambalaya. I used fresh marzanos so I don’t think juiciness is the issue. Fantastic flavour and texture with the pine nuts though, really liked it. A pop of miso in the second bowl is 👌


Manon - Jan. 8, 2024, 7:18 p.m.

It’s so good! So creamy and comforting, and so easy to make!


Joan - Jan. 7, 2024, 6:57 p.m.

This was amazing! Healthy, fast, delicious and simple enough to be a go-to on a regular basis. I'll try it with a whole grain variant of orzo next time. Thanks for the treat!


Chris R - Jan. 4, 2024, 3:17 p.m.

This was excellent. It was easy and quick to make, satisfying and flavorful. I sautéed half of a chopped red onion and a chopped leek adding the tomatoes to the sauté. After blistering the tomatoes I used chicken stock instead of water and a bouillon cube for cooking the orzo mixture. Really wonderful and creamy.


Nadia W - Jan. 3, 2024, 7:08 p.m.

This is my definition of a perfect weeknight recipe! No prepping time and minimal cleaning up. And so delicious as well, it is really good. I've made it twice now and didn't have basil both times. I once subbed spinach and once just left it out. Next time I'll try with basil!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2024, 1:20 a.m.

Yayy we're so happy that the orzo was enjoyed, Nadia! Spinach is a lovely idea 😃


Fabienne - Jan. 2, 2024, 2:37 p.m.

Such a tasty, quick and healthy recipe! Perfect for busy weekdays. We like to add some sambal instead of chili flakes.


Claire White - Jan. 1, 2024, 7:41 p.m.

Loved the peas and the risotto-y texture. Perhaps missing a more umami-y flavor note?

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2024, 6:40 p.m.

Thanks for the review, Claire 😊 you could add some mushrooms or perhaps a touch of sauce like soy or miso sauce for an added boost of umami if you'd like!


gaby - Dec. 31, 2023, 7:26 p.m.

a pantry staple, this is so easy to throw together with honestly anything you have in your fridge. i like to add the trader joe’s tinned eggplant to it.

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2024, 6:36 a.m.

Tinned eggplant is a lovely idea, Gaby! We're glad that the orzo is being enjoyed 😊


marika - Dec. 30, 2023, 9:23 p.m.

It was quick, easy, Taste and healthy. Perfect during the busy weeks. Please make more of such recipes❤️


Terhi - Dec. 17, 2023, 7:59 p.m.

I love this recipe! So easy and quick to make and tastes great. Thank you so much! Also, it's fun to pop those cherry tomatoes. :)

PUL Team - Dec. 18, 2023, 7:59 a.m.

Yayy so happy that the orzo is being enjoyed, Terhi - thank you! ✨


OnigiriGarl - Dec. 10, 2023, 4:52 a.m.

This is a great weekend lunch for me that I can take for work the next day. My husband and I love it!


Akhila Krishnan - Dec. 7, 2023, 10:27 p.m.

Have made it twice now! Each time it's so so so easy and satisfying!


Kam - Dec. 6, 2023, 12:15 a.m.

so, so good. literally took us 25 minutes for cooking AND cleaning!! and the ingredients are so affordable. we used a chickpea orzo for extra protein and highly recommend! didn’t have basil so just threw in spinach but still tastes great.

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2023, 4:59 a.m.

Woohoo - efficient cooking and cleaning is always fantastic 🙌 thanks a bunch, Kam, sounds like a tasty twist!


Michelle Gonzalez - Nov. 26, 2023, 8:54 p.m.

How can something so easy be so tasty? I loved this and will add it to my list of easy meal prep recipes.

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2023, 12:59 a.m.

Aw thanks so much, Michelle, we're thrilled that the creamy tomato orzo is being enjoyed 🤗


Katrien Vanlerberghe - Nov. 24, 2023, 7:14 p.m.

Absolutely DELICIOUS - and SO easy!!! Highly recommend, PUL never disappoints!

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2023, 8:13 p.m.

We’re so thrilled to hear, Katrien - thank you for the glowing feedback! 🥰


Ildi - Nov. 17, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

This exceeded my expectations! It was so delicious!


Megan Skelton - Nov. 16, 2023, 1:27 a.m.

Outstanding!! We were not actually vegan…but these incredible recipes (OMG)…have made it so easy and sustainable taking that next step. We never have quite all of the ingredients (like for this recipe we only had 1/4 cup or Orzu)…and it never matters! It was incredible! Such delicious and forgiving recipes 🙏😃

PUL Team - Nov. 16, 2023, 11:02 p.m.

Oh thanks so much for letting PUL be part of your journey, Megan! It means so much. Happy cooking 🤗


Elyse L. - Nov. 14, 2023, 4:28 a.m.

Simple, quick, delicious! Just made it tonight for the first time and it will be a weeknight staple, for sure.


maryna - Nov. 8, 2023, 6:01 p.m.

Quick and easy, I liked it a lot!


Leo - Oct. 30, 2023, 9:09 p.m.

Loved it :) and it's so easy to make. Perfect for busy days. Thanks guys :)


Louise - Oct. 27, 2023, 11:05 a.m.

Easy, tasty. Just make sure your pan is large enough if you double the recipe. I was struggling a bit.


Sebastian Tello Trillo - Oct. 22, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

This recipe is so easy to make, no cutting and one pot. I made it in advanced for meal prep but could be enjoyed at the moment if you have 20 min. Would make it again and definitely manipulable

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2023, 12:42 a.m.

Hey there, Sebastian, aw we're so glad that the tomato orzo is being enjoyed! This is one of our go-to simple and speedy recipes 🤩


Chrysiida - Oct. 9, 2023, 12:17 a.m.

It's the second time I make this recipe and I can't highlight enough how much I love it! It's a pretty simple dish, but as a student, this is what I like so much about it. It's my new to-go food when I don't have much time or ingredients at home and I can't wait to see more recipes like this one!


Valentina - Oct. 2, 2023, 1:34 p.m.

Quick and tasty!


Lea - Sept. 30, 2023, 3:01 p.m.

Simply good!


Connor - Sept. 21, 2023, 4:22 a.m.

This is perfect. As a student on a budget it's nice to be able to throw something together that tastes so good and is also so easy to make.

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2023, 6:45 a.m.

We're so happy that the tomato orzo is being enjoyed, Connor! Wishing you all the best on your studies 😎✨


Megan Cooper - Sept. 18, 2023, 7:38 p.m.

Perfect quick meal!


Robyn - Sept. 11, 2023, 11:01 p.m.

Now this is comfort food! Super easy and delicious 😋


alisa - Sept. 9, 2023, 3:56 a.m.

So easy and delicious!!! Will put it on rotation
I added some fresh herbs and it was👌


Yvonne L. - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:29 p.m.

Great taste and great mouthfeel. My tip: a few chopped capers or olives are super. Warm and cold just delicious. Thank you PUL team!


Christopher - Sept. 4, 2023, 6:25 p.m.

This orzo-cherry tomato dish was exceptional. I made it last night and my wife and I enjoyed on a cool Bainbridge Island misty evening. Perfect, and perfectly balanced flavors. I made it as described except that I substituted edamame for the peas. Nothing against peas. The edamame just felt better last night. Delicious!

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:24 a.m.

Edamame is a love idea, Christopher! Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the creamy tomato orzo 🤩


Nova - Aug. 31, 2023, 1:01 a.m.

This was soooo good! I didn’t expect so much flavor! 😍


Annemarieke - Aug. 28, 2023, 9:31 p.m.

So easy, yet so good! Love it!


Elizabeth - Aug. 28, 2023, 8:34 p.m.

Love this one! Easy to make and delicious.


Purva Pujari - Aug. 27, 2023, 9:45 p.m.

This was an awesome experience! I’m actually trying the “nourish” feature on the website. Literally standing in the kitchen and adoring how beautiful this experience is, right from Robin’s AI and recommender system based ‘meal planner’ feature (which by the way built my entire meal plan - like a dietitian in the pocket), to buying groceries with the app (I had lot of fun doing so!), to this ‘make’ feature while actually cooking the recipes. I’m also making blueberry oats and cabbage butter pasta with it.
Coming back to the recipe - it’s delicious, yet flavorful yet so so simple. Literally made it in 30 minutes for 5 days!
Hats off to this app and thus to the recipe. #superhappy🤗

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2023, 2:37 a.m.

🥹🥹 oh Purva, this comment has us smiling from ear to ear! Our goal for the app was for it to be a one-stop-shop for all things nutrition and recipes and it means so much to hear we're succeeding. Happy nourishing and cooking 💛


Truus - Aug. 23, 2023, 10:41 p.m.

Very easy to prepare and tasty!


Magalie - Aug. 19, 2023, 6:17 p.m.

It's really creamy and also very cheap. Good side dish and also very good on it's on. Good recipe for the summer when everything is in season.

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 11:20 p.m.

Thank you, Magalie, we're glad the tomato orzo is being enjoyed ☺️


Tara Hall - Aug. 15, 2023, 10:40 p.m.

Huge payoff for not a lot of effort! Love this recipe - and I never leave reviews, LOL😂

PUL Team - Aug. 16, 2023, 2:35 a.m.

We're so honoured you took the time to share the review, Tara! It means a lot ✨


Susan Hardy - Aug. 15, 2023, 10:09 p.m.

Love this Creamy Tomato Orzo, even my husband (who is not vegetarian) loves it and will even cook it. We didn't have pine nuts in the cupboard, but sunflower seeds do just as well. Really tasty and filling.

PUL Team - Aug. 16, 2023, 2:35 a.m.

Yayy so happy to hear, Susan, thank you 😊


Barbara Vasconcelos - Aug. 9, 2023, 2:03 a.m.

Love it! So easy and tasty


Helen - Aug. 8, 2023, 6:20 p.m.

So simple, yet so tasty! New family favourite ❤️


Jo Buchanan - Aug. 6, 2023, 8:12 p.m.

Simply delicious! Easy to make yet full of flavour. Enjoyed by all. Never cooked orzo before but will certainly make this again. Thank you for this lovely recipe.

PUL Team - Aug. 7, 2023, 9:43 a.m.

Our pleasure, Jo, thanks so much for making it - so happy to have been your first introduction to the delicious world of orzo!


Jan - Aug. 1, 2023, 8:52 p.m.

About the 4th time making this delicious, easy dish. Used more orzo, dried tomatoes and diced bell peppers.
Love this recipe
Thanks

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2023, 5:59 p.m.

Thanks so much, Jan, we're so happy the orzo is being enjoyed 🤩


Darcie - Aug. 1, 2023, 3:59 a.m.

Quick, easy and delicious. I'm happy to add this to my rotation of weeknight dinners now. The peas really take this dish to the next level.

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2023, 12:34 a.m.

So happy the creamy tomato orzo is being enjoyed, Darcie, thanks!


Diana - July 31, 2023, 2:09 p.m.

Very easy and delicious recipe whole family loved it !


swati - July 31, 2023, 8:17 a.m.

Can’t wait to try this recipe this week! So easy and quick. Was wondering why no salt in the list?

PUL Team - July 31, 2023, 5:21 p.m.

We hope you enjoy the recipe, Swati, we've found that the vegetable bouillon cube and other spices add enough flavour. You can add salt to taste if you'd like though 🙂


Jamie Corssen - July 30, 2023, 1:47 a.m.

VERY easy/ quick/ delish- I upped the cream factor by adding a cashew cream (vitamix: cashews, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, water- to cream consistency) - highly recommend


Jas - July 28, 2023, 1:25 p.m.

Hearty, creamy and super delicious :) Thought I’d have to put more salt into it but I’m glad I trusted the recipe as it tasted great just the way it was (even for an avid salt lover like me).


Robyn - July 27, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Super simple and delicious meal. My entire family loved it!


Sarah Aubin - July 25, 2023, 9:34 p.m.

It was so good, my husband loved it. Dinner in less than 15 mn, you absolutely are changing my life. Thank you PUL Team 🙏🏽

PUL Team - July 27, 2023, 2:32 a.m.

Oh it means so much, Sarah - happy cooking! 💛


Erin Rappa - July 25, 2023, 9:28 p.m.

Loved it! Great recipe!


MK14 - July 25, 2023, 12:44 a.m.

Delicious!!


raabia - July 21, 2023, 3:43 p.m.

nice + quick! added some courgette too :)


Marc - July 20, 2023, 11:11 a.m.

So delicious! I added some cooked mushrooms at the end. I WILL be making this again.


Dee - July 20, 2023, 4:49 a.m.

This looks amazing. Question: I usually make a week of lunches from a single recipe, but the notes indicate it will hold in the refrigerator for up to two days. Perhaps I could freeze the last 3 lunch portions? Also, any idea of what I can add for an additional punch of protein that goes well with these ingredients?

PUL Team - July 24, 2023, 9:39 p.m.

Hey Dee, thanks for the question! We've heard orzo tends to freeze well but haven't tried it with this recipe. I imagine it would be alright in an airtight container! Do let us know if you try. As for protein, some ideas include white beans, chickpeas, lentils, pressed tofu, more peas and/or nuts 🤗


Nynke - July 19, 2023, 6:38 p.m.

This is so easy and so good! We were amazed! Think this is going to be a staple! Loved it! Did ad a bit of garlic(powder).


Teodora Georgieva - July 18, 2023, 3:02 p.m.

Delicious!!! 😋


Chelsea - July 18, 2023, 2:50 p.m.

SO tasty and simple to make! My husband and I just moved into an RV to travel full time and this was such an amazing one pot recipe! It will be on our weekly rotation!


clara - July 17, 2023, 6:45 p.m.

super delicious, quick and easy recipe for a lazy dinner!!


Roshni - July 17, 2023, 8:58 a.m.

Loved this recipe. Hit with the family and kids. Very comforting and easy to make.


Dina - July 15, 2023, 5:09 p.m.

Quick, simple and delicious! Thank you!


Dasa - July 15, 2023, 1:38 p.m.

Wow, super tasty. Yum. Huby is excited as well ❤️❤️


Hannah - July 14, 2023, 6:58 p.m.

It’s sooo good. 😍


Brooke - July 12, 2023, 10:45 p.m.

Super tasty and super easy! Thank you so much!!


Raluca Sorina - July 11, 2023, 8:28 p.m.

Will definitely make this again! Soo gooood! ❤️❤️


Kamahashi - July 10, 2023, 10 p.m.

Easy and very tasty. I cook this often!


Mirjam - July 10, 2023, 7:33 p.m.

Just finished this meal.. It's zo delicious, love it!!
Would love more (simple) orzo recipes 🙏🏼💚


Natalie Castelan - July 10, 2023, 3:14 a.m.


Eline - July 9, 2023, 3:50 p.m.

New week night staple! So delicious, so quick and easy. No cutting and with ingredients we usually have in the house anyway (I'm going to make sure we always have the orzo, it is so nice to eat). Thank you, I love it!

PUL Team - July 11, 2023, 12:43 a.m.

Woop woop! So happy it's being enjoyed, Eline 😊


Kathy - July 9, 2023, 2:32 a.m.

So easy to make and incredibly delicious!


Mariana D - July 6, 2023, 12:18 a.m.

Soo simple and soo good! Loved it


Kathleen Haenen - July 5, 2023, 6:15 p.m.


Nalitza Valentin - July 4, 2023, 8:44 p.m.

Amazing! So easy to make and it comes out delicious 🙏🏼 as someone who honestly doesn’t really like cooking — this almost changed my mind! Probably my best dish - yet :)! Thank you PUL

PUL Team - July 6, 2023, 3:05 a.m.

A massive compliment, Nalitza, thank you! 💛


Anna - July 4, 2023, 7:20 p.m.


Nathalie - July 4, 2023, 6:23 p.m.

Made this last minute for guests because I had all the ingredients on hand. They loved it. Added some soy cream to make it a bit fancier and it was delicious.


Carol C - July 3, 2023, 7:41 p.m.

Another quick, easy and tasty meal. Loved it 🥰


Andrea - July 3, 2023, 7:14 p.m.


Andy Vereycken - July 3, 2023, 4:15 p.m.

This was really delicous, subtle sweet taste. I made it exactly like the recipe said. I am going to make this often. I do recommend to up the serving size to 4 though. The serving size was 2 and we ate with 3 persons.

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 8:01 a.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the recipe, Andy, we'll note down the feedback 🤗


Ale - July 2, 2023, 8:26 p.m.

loved it, simple, delicious and nutricious. 💚


anika - July 2, 2023, 7:03 p.m.

Amazing recipe !


Martha - July 1, 2023, 2:30 p.m.

Very easy and delicious. Even my little ones enjoyed it!


Steffie - June 30, 2023, 6:54 p.m.

Delicious recipe! Both times I’ve made this I didn’t actually have orzo. Using other kinds of pasta leaves the sauce on the watery side, but the flavor is amazing and I love that it such a quick, low effort recipe as well.

PUL Team - July 2, 2023, 9:27 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Steffie, it means so much 😃


Tamara Marić - June 29, 2023, 8:23 p.m.


Hannah - June 29, 2023, 7:56 p.m.

Such as delicious meal! It is fast becoming one of my go to meals when I need something quick and easy.


Alan Jimenez - June 29, 2023, 7:19 a.m.

It was so easy and delicious. I will definitely make it one of my go to recipes.


Jessica Waibl Polania - June 29, 2023, 2:50 a.m.

Delicious and so easy!!!


naagma - June 28, 2023, 2:38 a.m.

Made this twice - absolutely love it!! Love to add beans when I add the frozen peas too for some extra protein :)


Hira - June 28, 2023, 12:31 a.m.


Henry - June 27, 2023, 8:59 p.m.

Excellent. Really simple too.


Anna - June 24, 2023, 3:20 p.m.

It's so easy and quick yet so delicious! Love how smooth the dish is thanks to the tomatoes. Thank you, Sadia!


Anna - June 23, 2023, 7:36 p.m.

Love this! Find that I love it even more when I do chopped spinach instead of peas, add some garlic and veg ground near the beginning and add lemon juice at the end. I have made it with regular tomatoes and it's good that way too. Often the only way I can find cherry tomatoes where I live is in the non-recyclable plastic clamshell and I'm trying not to buy that stuff anymore. Thank you!

PUL Team - June 23, 2023, 7:45 p.m.

Mm thanks so much for sharing your experience with the recipe, Anna 🤗


Denise - June 20, 2023, 6:12 p.m.

Can I use another type of pasta? I can't find orzo.

PUL Team - June 21, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

Hey Denise, orzo is sometimes called risoni in case it helps! Otherwise, small pasta like small shells, ditalini, or macaroni would work best. We've also heard positive reviews with pearl couscous in place of orzo :)


Mara - June 18, 2023, 9:01 p.m.

Worked very well as a quick and easy lunch that also fully delivers on flavours!


Patricia - June 18, 2023, 10:27 a.m.

I just made this, it was so easy and delicious. A lot of Umami flavours.


Erin - June 18, 2023, 5:49 a.m.

Delicious and easy weekday meal!


Merve - June 17, 2023, 8:48 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! We paired it with some vegan cevapcici 😊


Lisa - June 12, 2023, 5:32 p.m.

So quick and easy! I loved the taste and how student-friendly it is.


Jacob - June 12, 2023, 2:22 a.m.

Tried it and loved it! I’ve never been the biggest tomato fan but love what I’ve tried from the site. Highly recommend this one!

PUL Team - June 12, 2023, 3:45 a.m.

So happy to hear, Jacob 😊


Tanja - June 11, 2023, 3:21 p.m.

I made this recipe three times already, once how it actually is, once i substituted the fresh tomatoes with canned ones and once I added some smoked tofu and it always turned out amazing :) Thank you for always creating such easy recipes that taste delicious!

PUL Team - June 11, 2023, 7:03 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious 😍 thanks a bunch, Tanja!


Faye - June 9, 2023, 1:59 p.m.

Delicious and filling! This has become a new staple in my lunches/dinners. Light and refreshing, it's perfect for the summer here in England! 😃

PUL Team - June 10, 2023, 4:46 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Faye, thank you 😃


Miruna - June 8, 2023, 11:57 a.m.

What do I do if I have normal barley and not in the form of pasta?

PUL Team - June 8, 2023, 7:36 p.m.

Hey Miruna, we imagine you could cook the barley separately and prepare the creamy tomato sauce as instructed. Then when the barley is ready, you could combine it with the sauce, simmer to blend the flavours, and adjust the consistency to your liking. Let us know how it goes if you test out the recipe 🤗


Shruti - June 7, 2023, 5:34 a.m.

If you want simple and cozy recipes, PUL is just the place to come to. This recipe is so quick and easy to whip up, perfect for lazy days or for me every other day.
I’ve tried to replace the greens with peas, edamame, spinach, kale, or any greens I have on and and it doesn’t change the taste and it’s just as easy to put together. For anyone that doesn’t like to spend to much time cooking this recipe will be your go to. PUL somehow always gets it right with these recipes. 10/10 recommend.

PUL Team - June 8, 2023, 1:19 p.m.

That means so much, Shruti, thanks for the kinds words! 🥰


Georgie Sargeant - June 6, 2023, 10:40 p.m.

Wonderfully easy and speedy. Enjoyed making with my teen daughter. We just downloaded the app this week and have made several dishes….all are incredible. Big love and thanks from England for all your incredible recipes.

PUL Team - June 8, 2023, 1:15 p.m.

That means so much, Georgie, thank you! I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the app and the recipes within it 🥰


Rob - June 6, 2023, 8:02 p.m.

Love this! Zero chopping and just chuck it in a pan; perfect for after a long shift! Super tasty and satisfying - I'd run out of peas (how?? Pretty sure there's some law that says there will always be frozen peas), so added some edamame instead. I had this with a spinach salad and will be keeping this in my rotation for these busy days. Much nicer than some ready meal! I can't wait for the Android app, PUL is my go-to for recipes <3

PUL Team - June 6, 2023, 10 p.m.

Aww thank you, Rob, it means so much! Hopefully, we can share the Android version soon 💛

Rob - June 6, 2023, 10:35 p.m.

It will be worth waiting for! Thank you for creating such fun recipes and videos! Love from the UK :)


Lea95 - June 4, 2023, 7:32 p.m.


Amanda Zito - June 4, 2023, 2:27 a.m.

Made this for my lunch, but made it pantry friendly by swapping the Cherry Tomatoes with a Can of Diced Tomatoes, and did frozen shelled edamame instead of peas. Was delicious! Thank you for the inspiration!

PUL Team - June 5, 2023, 6:04 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Amanda, thank you! :D


Ronja - June 2, 2023, 9:12 p.m.

Easy to do but delicious. I also added some spinach which worked great.

PUL Team - June 3, 2023, 2:16 a.m.

A lovely addition, Ronja 🤩


Sabrina - May 31, 2023, 5:15 p.m.

I just came home from 2 1/2 h bikeride and was really hungry but with no Energie for cooking. So this recepie just saved me. I had the exact Amount of Risonie left. Which was great because they were made of Red lentils and gave a extra Protein kick.
I had some Edamame left which went also in. So this was really delicious. Because I don't like food always so creamy I roasted some Sunflower and Pumkin seeds for a Topping. Thanks for sharing this
From now on I will always have some Risonie in my cupboard.

PUL Team - May 31, 2023, 5:32 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Sabrina, especially after a long bike ride! 😃


Lindsey - May 31, 2023, 1:37 a.m.

Absolutely delicious and super easy. Seapped the cherry tomatoes for grape tomatoes and used dry basil and it still came out yummy. I’d recommend a little more liquid for softer orzo ( I used veggie stock). This is the perfect recipe for when you don’t feel like cooking. Will add this to my rotation for sure!!

PUL Team - May 31, 2023, 2:16 a.m.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with it, Lindsey! Happy cooking 🫶


Madeline - May 31, 2023, 12:40 a.m.

Just made this for dinner. Super flavorful, quick and easy. Thank you so much for sharing! I have made many of your recipes and have loved them all.


Sydney - May 30, 2023, 4:41 a.m.

My first try with this recipe was a success! I didn’t have vegetable bouillon cubes so I used veggie broth from a carton instead. Super flavorful and the hint of chili flakes gave it a subtle spice that was great. Will definitely make this again.

PUL Team - May 30, 2023, 4:55 a.m.

Awe we're so thrilled to hear, Sydney, thanks a bunch 🤩


Izzi - May 30, 2023, 12:46 a.m.

Just made this for dinner and had to make myself put my bowl down to keep from inhaling it. Soo good. I can't wait to make it with fresh tomatoes from the garden. What a great, easy recipe!

PUL Team - May 30, 2023, 3:23 a.m.

Mmm fresh tomatoes sound lovely, Izzi- enjoy 😃


Aditi - May 28, 2023, 10:16 p.m.

I just made this, and I'm in love! So wholesome, flavourful and the one-pot bit is just a bonus! Thank you for this recipe xx


Tina - May 28, 2023, 8:29 p.m.

Incredibly easy and delicious, works with canned tomatoes too and still has layers of flavor. Will definitely add this recipe to my weekly rotation!

PUL Team - May 28, 2023, 9:45 p.m.

Woop woop! Thank you, Tina 🙂


Eric - May 28, 2023, 1:07 a.m.

For how simple this is, it's very flavorful and warm. Ours ended up looking a little different, but that may be because we used more tomatoes than the recipe called for. It's going into our regular rotation! Loved it!

PUL Team - May 28, 2023, 3:59 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Eric, thanks a bunch 🤗


Debby - May 26, 2023, 2:09 a.m.

Clever, easy and tasty! Paired with steamed veggies for a yummy meal.


Ori - May 25, 2023, 4:32 p.m.

I made this dish after a bought of not having the energy to cook. When I heard the Sadia promise no chopping required for this dish, I felt like I could get back in the kitchen. I bumped the serving amount to 4 (which was so easy thanks to the website--can't wait for the new app!) as I let the container of tomatoes dictate how much I'd make. I ended up feeding two of my housemates on the first night ('twas a hit!) and myself for half a week! It tasted good warm or cold.

Thank you, Pick Up Limes team!

PUL Team - May 25, 2023, 5:42 p.m.

Awe we're so thrilled to hear, Ori, thank YOU 🤗 We can't wait to share the Pick Up Limes mobile app soon!


Carolina - May 25, 2023, 2:20 p.m.

I tried it today after a busy morning, it was a real relief to have it and it was delicious!! Thank you for this simple, fast and so good recipe!


Gal - May 24, 2023, 11:38 a.m.

Loved the recipe.
Made some changes since we have here in Israel ptitim and not orzo.
Also changed the peas to adamame.

PUL Team - May 24, 2023, 9:23 p.m.

Sounds delicious, Gal - thanks for sharing your experience with it 😃


Celina - May 24, 2023, 8:08 a.m.

I love this! I made this yesterday after a recital and it was so nice to have a recipe that is so delicious but still so quick to make! Also the no chopping part was great. One of my new favorite PUL recipes!
I am also so excited for the app to come out for Android! Thank you in advance for all the hard work you put in 🫶🏻

PUL Team - May 24, 2023, 9:23 p.m.

So happy to hear, Celina, thank you! We'll be launching our app on iOS very soon and releasing the Android a bit after. We're confident it'll be worth the wait 🫶


Annika - May 23, 2023, 11:16 p.m.

Thank you!
That‘s a fast & delicious dish, my Family liked it, too 😋
Only „Problem“: the serving of 4 brought my Pan to its Limits… 😳😬


Adineh - May 23, 2023, 7:16 p.m.

So yummy!


Vanessa - May 23, 2023, 6:40 p.m.

Minimum fuss, hardly any clean up but maximum taste. Just perfect after a busy day. Did not have fresh basil but substituted with fresh mint and it was just amazing. Will definitely make this one again and again.

PUL Team - May 23, 2023, 6:59 p.m.

Mmm mint sounds like a lovely alternative. Thanks, Vanessa!


Emma - May 23, 2023, 6:35 p.m.

So simple and so good! The texture really does become creamy and the pops of tomatoes are absolutely divine (I left a few uncrushed)! I was contemplating going out to eat after an hectic day, but I'm so happy I decided to cook this dish instead. I hardly feel like I put in any effort, and all of a sudden, I had a superb homemade meal—it felt like magic!

PUL Team - May 23, 2023, 6:59 p.m.

Woohoo! Such a big compliment, Emma, thanks a bunch 🙂


Veronika - May 23, 2023, 6:31 p.m.

Hi Sadia,
I love cooking, but sometimes a simple and easy recipe is such a treat. This is one of those. The family devoured it, no leftover whatsoever. I made some roasted veggies on the side because I had some more time and it paired really well.
Thank you so much for sharing these recipes. I've cooked a handful now from your site and they always come out delicious.
Have a wonderful evening!

PUL Team - May 23, 2023, 6:58 p.m.

Oh, Veronika, we're so thrilled to hear! Pairing it with roasted veggies sounds delicious 😊


Petra - May 23, 2023, 4:53 p.m.

Sooo good even for non-vegans! And my 1 and 3 years old children approve as well!!


Tom - May 23, 2023, 4:25 p.m.

So good!


Kristen - May 22, 2023, 10:06 p.m.

Made it last night, so easy and tasty that we decided to remake it again for lunch today! I substituted the orzo for pearl couscous and added some white beans the second time around, and it was just as delicious.

PUL Team - May 23, 2023, 9:27 a.m.

Mmm sounds so lovely, Kristen, thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe 🤗


Zuzanna - May 22, 2023, 8:23 p.m.

It was delicious! I'm definitely going to make it again!


Dominika - May 22, 2023, 6:14 p.m.

quick and delicious🌱✨


Tischan - May 22, 2023, 5:58 p.m.

Oh my this was delicious! I must say that I was skeptical at first because of the short list of ingredients, but they truly do come together for a delicious and creamy dish with lots of flavor! I did not have fresh basil on hand so I used 1tsp dry basil. Also my very picky kids even ate this!

PUL Team - May 22, 2023, 9:12 p.m.

Woop woop! So happy to hear, Tischan - thank you 😃