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    Creamy Orzo

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    CindiJ's Note:

    We watched Giada DeLaurentis prepare this dish and whole family agreed - this is a must fix. Creamy, wonderful blend of flavors.

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    1. 1
      Bring a heavy large saucepan of salted water to boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain - reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large pan frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, saute until until tender (about 2 minutes).
    4. 4
      Add the tomatoes and cook until tender (5-8 minutes).
    5. 5
      Stir in cream and peas.
    6. 6
      Add orzo and toss to coat.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat; add the Parmesan to the pasta mixture and toss to coat.
    8. 8
      Stir the pasta mixture until the sauce coats the pasta thickly, adding enough reserved pasta water to maintain a creamy consistency.
    9. 9
      Season with salt & pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2010


      I just tried this and my family loved it!! Goes well with Rosemary chicken! This will be a favorite at my house. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on October 23, 2009


      This is very good change from eating rice or potatoes. I added Hunts fire roasted tomatoes and some parsley and left out the peas not a big fan of peas. This was even better the next day.

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    • on September 14, 2009


      Really good! I loved the creamy texture. I increased the garlic to 1 tablespoon and used 1/2 and 1/2. I will increase the garlic next time(personal choice) and maybe use sun dried tomatoes packed in oil. I can use the oil from the sun dried tomatoes and saute the garlic and shallow. Just an idea!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Orzo

    Serving Size: 1 (178 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 586.1
    Calories from Fat 249
    Total Fat 27.7 g
    Saturated Fat 14.4 g
    Cholesterol 78.9 mg
    Sodium 389.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 5.3 g
    Protein 17.6 g

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