Carbonara Orzo Risotto. Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated over thickening the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove? Here's an EASY riff on both, made with orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute weeknight dinner tonight! To make this modern comfort food, you'll need: pancetta, onion, thyme, orzo, milk, salt, parsley, and parmesan cheese.