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30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto is a creamy dinner recipe or side dish recipe. The meaty mushroom are a perfect compliment to this velvety pasta. I am in love with this quick and easy risotto. This dish makes a great dinner, or a quick side dish.

30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto


  • Author: The Hungry Waitress
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

30 Minute Mushroom Orzo Risotto is a creamy dinner recipe or side dish recipe. The meaty mushroom are a perfect compliment to this velvety pasta. I am in love with this quick and easy risotto.


Ingredients

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  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon garlic, diced
  • 2 cups orzo pasta (1 box)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat up the 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium high. Add the onions and mushroom, and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, garlic, and orzo into the pot. Stir constantly for 2 minutes to toast the pasta. Pour 2 cups of broth into the pot and continue to stir making sure nothing sticks to the bottom.
  3. After the liquid has been absorbed add 2 more cups (it took around 2 minutes for mine). Keep stirring occasionally until the liquid has absorbed (around 10 minutes). Add the last 2 cups of broth and keep stirring occasionally until the liquid has been absorbed by the pasta (another 10 minutes or so).
  4. Mix in the Parmesan cheese and lemon zest to the risotto. Taste for more salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.