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Orzo with Bacon, Mushrooms and Italian Seasonings

Orzo with Bacon, Mushrooms and Italian Seasonings

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Pam Anderson

Pam Anderson

Orzo pasta is cooked like a risotto in this hearty and flavorful dish. With mushrooms, cheese and bacon, you really can't go wrong.

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  • Calories:
  • 679 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 94.7g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 34.5 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 909 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat a soup pot over medium heat. Add bacon pieces and fry until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel to drain and pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pot. Return the pot to medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the pot; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Add the onions and season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to cook and stir until onions are tender, about 3 more minutes.
  2. Pour the broth and water into the pot and add the orzo pasta. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until orzo is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon pieces and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings before serving.
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Reviews

naples34102
10

naples34102

8/29/2012

Excellent! SO full of flavor. A little more prep than most simple pasta dishes but worth the extra minutes. I used fresh herbs, and an orzo blend. Forgot the Parmesan but it wasn't missed. So sad it is not longer part of AR's repertoire.

GIRLSRUS
3

GIRLSRUS

3/30/2006

This is one of my husbands favorite recipes. It is so easy to make and very flavorful. I used already cooked bacon and added some fresh chopped spinach. Wonderful!

NEWDIVA
1

NEWDIVA

12/26/2005

Absolutely awsome recipe! Plenty of flavor without being overpowering. Perfect side dish that everyone (even the kids!) will love.

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