Mushroom and Parmesan Orzo

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups orzo pasta (tiny rice shaped pasta)
  • 13
    cup butter (can use more butter)
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon chopped fresh garlic (or to taste)
  • 5
    cups chicken broth (can use turkey broth or to make this vegetarian, use vegetable broth)
  • 2
    cups canned sliced mushrooms, drained (I just use one or two whole cans of drained sliced mushrooms)
  • 2
    teaspoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1
    cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (can use more if desired)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan, melt butter and saute the onion and garlic for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the orzo to the onion/garlic mixture, and saute the orzo until golden brown (about 6-7 minutes, could take more or less time to brown).
  • Slowly add in the broth, lemon juice and mushrooms; stir to combine.
  • Simmer covered on low heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is JUST firm-tender and most of the liquid is absorbed (do not overcook the orzo!).
  • Remove from heat and add/mix in the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and serve immediately.
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