Vegetable Orzo Soup

close up of dutch oven with vegetable orzo soup being scooped out with a ladle

5 from 1 reviews

This orzo soup is packed with vegetables and flavor. With notes of citrus, this is the perfect bowl of comfort.



Serve with: sliced baguette or soup crackers


  1. In a large dutch oven or soup pot, over medium heat, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and diced onion. Sauté for 3 minutes until it begins to soften. Add in the chopped mushrooms, freshly ground black pepper, thyme, and oregano. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until mushrooms have released juices and they have begun to cook off. Add in the garlic, ginger, and grated carrots and sauté for two additional minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Squeeze the juice of two lemons into the pot, then add in the 2 1/2 quarts of broth. Turn the heat to medium/high and add in the bouillon. Once boiling, add in the orzo pasta and lower the heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes (after a few minutes run your spoon on the bottom of the pot to loosen any orzo that might have stuck).
  3. After 20 minutes of simmering, add in the chopped parsley, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (lemon, pepper, kosher salt). Serve with sliced baguette or soup crackers.



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