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Delicious and Easy Mock Risotto

Delicious and Easy Mock Risotto

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Cynthia Clark

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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  • Calories:
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 79.4g
  • 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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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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Reviews

naples34102
73

naples34102

6/4/2009

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.

3/22/2006

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

winsum25
40

winsum25

9/30/2007

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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