Delicious and Easy Mock Risotto96 Reviews
- Prep: 5 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Ready In: 25 min
“If you love creamy risotto, but can't stand the fuss behind making it, this is a great and creamy and easy alternative! A fantastic side dish that goes great with your favorite chicken recipe.” - by Cynthia Clark
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat. When it is not getting any hotter, pour in the olive oil. Add the garlic and onion; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, and stir to loosen any bits from the bottom of the pan.
- When the broth comes to a boil, stir in the orzo pasta. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until pasta has absorbed all of the liquid. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking, especially towards the end. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 476 cal
- 9.6 g
- 79.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (96)Rate This Recipe
"Never mind the chicken and brussels sprouts I served this with - I could have eaten this all by itself! Five stars for being a good basic recipe to use as a starting point for your own creativity, wit..." See moreh endless possibilities. What I liked best was not having to boil the orzo first, drain it, then proceed. I sauteed chopped cremini mushrooms along with the onion and garlic in both olive oil and butter. For a little more dimension in flavor and creaminess I used a mixture of chicken broth, cream and a good glug of white wine. In addition to salt and pepper I seasoned this with some fresh thyme. Delicious! "
"For a much creamier pasta, add 1/2 cup thick cream, simmer for at least 3mins., before tossing the other ingredients...." See more"
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