Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms & Leeks Instant Pot Recipe

This Instant Pot recipe features Orzo pasta with the delectable combination of mushrooms, leeks and herbs.



Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Orzo
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms [oyster, Portobello, domestic]
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated [optional]


  1. 1
    Note: Cook times do not include time for releasing.

    Set up Instant Pot according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. 2
    Set Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Sauté mushrooms with oil, garlic, thyme and leek for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3
    Turn off Instant Pot.
  4. 4
    Add pasta and water. Close lid and valve. Set time to 7 minutes on low pressure setting and cook.
  5. 5
    Depressurize in full by opening valve then open lid carefully.
  6. 6
    Stir in parsley, butter, and cheese before serving.

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