Delicious and Easy Mock Risotto

Delicious and Easy Mock Risotto

100 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Cynthia Clark
Recipe by  Cynthia Clark

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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naples34102
73

naples34102

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, with 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!

Jackie M.
50

Jackie M.

For a much creamier pasta, add 1/2 cup thick cream, simmer for at least 3mins., before tossing the other ingredients.

winsum25
39

winsum25

YUM!! I omitted the onion, and added a dollop of sour cream, a splash of milk, a Tbs of butter, chicken, and veggies and this was an awesome dish. Will make again. Thanks!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 476 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 79.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 1038 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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