Mushroom Orzo Risotto With Pine Nuts

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Bolistoli

Toasted orzo pasta cooked like risotto with mushrooms and pine nuts. Serve as a side dish, or a main dish with a nice salad and bread.

Top Review by breezermom

This is delicious, and very rich tasting. I made it as a side dish to some grilled fish, but it was a bit heavy for that....I'd serve it as a main dish or as a side to a wonderful grilled steak. The flavors all work wonderfully well together, and it is very satisfying! Made for PAC Spring 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat garlic and olive oil in a medium saucepan.
  2. When garlic "speaks", add the onion and saute until translucent.
  3. Add the mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook mushrooms until brown and all the liquid has evaporated.
  5. In the mean time, toast orzo in a separate pan over medium heat, until light golden.
  6. When mushrooms are cooked, add sage, thyme, and chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  7. Add orzo, reduce heat to med-low.
  8. Cook until broth is absorbed (about 15 minutes) and orzo is al dente, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and parsley. Heat through until parmesan is melted and absorbed into the orzo.
  10. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.
  11. Serve immediately, with additional parmesan cheese, if desired.

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