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This One Pot Rosemary Bacon Orzo is dairy free and takes only 15 minutes to throw together!

One Pot Rosemary Bacon Orzo

  • Author: Kelsey


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb orzo
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups original nut pods*
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • Place a dutch oven or 3 ½ quart skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once the pan is hot add bacon and cook until crispy or to your liking and set aside.
  • Add chopped onion to the bacon grease and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add in the orzo.  Toss to combine and lightly brown the orzo for 2 minutes.
  • Add in water, nut pods, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Raise heat to high and boil, stirring frequently so the orzo doesn’t stick, until orzo is al dente and the liquid has nearly evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • While the orzo cooks, chop your bacon.
  • Once done cooking, turn off the heat and add in chopped bacon and lemon juice and stir to combine.


  • You can use full fat coconut milk if you can’t find nut pods.
  • You can also use whole milk instead of nut pods if you can tolerate dairy.
  • If you want it to be a full meal you can also add in chopped chicken sausage when you add in the liquid.