Grandma G's Mushroom Risotto

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Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

My Granny Newman gave me this recipe some 30+ years ago to use in a home economics class for Italian day. My teacher and other teachers loved it. I got an A+ for this one. GrannyN was a great cook and a wonderful Grandmother, I miss her so.

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  1. Cook orzo according to package directions.
  2. Drain.
  3. In a large skillet cook mushrooms and garlic in butter over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stir in milk.
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  7. Add cheese, almonds, and tarragon; cook and stir until cheese has melted.
  8. Stir in cooked orzo.
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with snipped chives.
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5 5

This is such a good recipe. We all loved it and I'll be making it again and again. Thank you so much for sharing it GrandmaG!

4 5

Really flavorful. I chose this as a Pick A Chef recipe Nov '04. I used the rosamarina pasta and followed the recipe as written except I added just a bit more cheese (I shredded a bit too much). It's creamy, and I LOVE the crunch of the almonds. I took a couple of pics, but they came out blurry - my camera battery is really low. Thanks!