Creamy Orzo With Ham and Peas

Recipe by KelBel
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a heavy large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender,about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, and saute until tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the ham and cook until they are heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the half and half and peas. Add the orzo and toss to coat.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the Parmesan to the pasta mixture and toss to coat.
  • Stir in some reserved cooking liquid until pasta is desired consistency.
  • Season the orzo with salt and pepper, and serve.
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