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One-Pot Tomato Chickpeas and Orzo

One-Pot Tomato Chickpeas and Orzo

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 690 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo 200 grams
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes 400 grams
  • 1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas 200 grams
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 475 ml
  • 1/4 cup grated Manchego cheese 30 grams
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in 1 cup uncooked orzo, mix the orzo continuously with olive oil, after 4 minutes and the orzo is lightly fried, transfer the orzo into a bowl and set aside

  2. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, meanwhile finely chop the onion and roughly chop the garlic, add into the pan with the olive oil, mix continuously

  3. After 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, quickly mix together, then add in a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, 1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas (drained & rinsed) and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, then add in 2 cups vegetable broth and turn up the heat to a high heat

  4. Once the broth comes to a boil, add the orzo back into the pan, mix together so everything is evenly distributed, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, cook until the orzo is al dente (11 minutes in my case), then remome the pan from the heat

  5. FInely grate in a 1/4 cup of Manchego cheese and then mix everything together, sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Tomato Chickpeas and Orzo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 690 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 673mg29%
Potassium 799mg23%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 827IU17%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 288mg29%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.