Have I mentioned how much I love mushrooms? Well I LOVE them. This 30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto is perfect. It has mushrooms, pasta, and cheese. Technically risotto is made with Arborio rice, but you can substitute orzo pasta for a faster cooking time. That's right orzo is actually pasta, not rice!
How do you make 30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto?
First, heat up some olive oil over medium high and add the onions, mushroom, garlic, salt and pepper stirring constantly for two minutes. Add the dry orzo pasta to the pan and stir constantly for around two minutes to toast the pasta.
Pour two cups of broth into the pot and continue to stir making sure nothing sticks to the bottom. After the liquid has been absorbed, add three more cups and keep stirring occasionally until the liquid has absorbed for around ten minutes. Turn off the heat and mix in the Parmesan cheese to the pasta.
This dish is a great vegetarian dinner or an easy side! You can definitely expand on this recipe too. Some delicious additions could include fresh spinach, zucchini or squash, sun-dried tomatoes or any other vegetable. You could also add a splash of white wine for a more complex flavor.
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