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Mendi's Favorite Orzo

Mendi's Favorite Orzo

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dizzygrltoo

This is a fast, low budget and vegetarian friendly side dish, meal or potluck dish. It serves 2 as a meal and 4 as a side dish. Use pan drippings for added flavor.

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  • Calories:
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo pasta, and cook until al dente, 6 to 7 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, and season with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until the mushrooms have softened and released their liquid, about 5 minutes. Stir in the butter, corn, peas, parsley, and cooked orzo pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.
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dizzygrltoo
49
6/4/2008

MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR HERE: Your orzo will need to cook for close to 10 minutes for it not to be hard. Test it as you go if you want to until you are comfortable cooking this style of pasta. The editors changed my orignal direction slightly on this point.

naples34102
32
10/11/2008

Beautiful, fresh and delicious--the perfect side dish. I used a specialty "Spring Medley" orzo, and eliminated both the onion powder and corn. Served with "Tenderloin with Herb Sauce" and "Green Beans with Almonds," also from this site, this was the perfect complement, with a subtle balance of flavors and colorful presentation.

luv2cook
18
5/27/2008

Very good side dish. I love the combination of vegetables with the orzo. However, the orzo was too al dente for me, so I added a cup of water with a dissolved chicken bouillon cube to the finished dish and cooked until the liquid was absorbed, and it was great.