Recipe by San Marcos Sunshine

From the latest "Sunset" comes another simple risotto using orzo pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1 T. of butter in a 12" frying pan over high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms and shallots or onions and cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are lightly browned, 9-12 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 more T. butter and the orzo. Stir often until pasta is light golden, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth and sherry. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until pasta is tender to bite and most of the liquid is absorbed, 9-11 minutes.
  5. If mixture becomes too thick before pasta is done, add a little more broth.
  6. Stir in the parmesan cheese, the salt & pepper.
  7. Spoon risotto into bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley and more parmesan cheese.
  8. Makes 3-4 main dish servings.

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