This ONE PAN Cajun Corn Orzo screams summer!! Cooked in butter, garlic, white wine, poblano pepper and seasoned with Cajun spices, full of fresh flavors. It’s a perfect summer pasta dish that’s quick and easy to make. This recipe is easy enough for weeknight dinner, yet impressive enough to entertain. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes and only requires ONE PAN.
One Pan Cajun Corn OrzoCourse: MainCuisine: Italian
This ONE PAN Cajun Corn Orzo screams summer!! Cooked in butter, garlic, white wine, poblano pepper and seasoned with Cajun spices, full of fresh flavors. It’s a perfect summer pasta dish that’s quick and easy to make.
1 cup dry Orzo pasta
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 tbsp salted butter
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 poblano pepper, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
3/4 cup half & half
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp red crushed pepper, (optional)
2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup grated parmesan
2 cups water or broth
- Add butter to the pan. Once melted, add onion, poblano pepper, corn and garlic; cook until onion is translucent and mixture is fragrant to 3-4 min.
- Add cajun seasoning, fresh thyme and salt and pepper and let it cook for 30 second.
- Stir in the orzo and cook until toasted, about 1 minute. Add the wine to the skillet and de-glaze the pan.
- Add the 2 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer 8-10 minutes until the orzo is al dente. Stir in the half & half and parmesan, cook another couple of minutes. Taste test for seasoning , if needed season with salt & pepper. Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!!