Orzo and Spinach Sort of Romano's Macaroni Grill Style

Recipe by Chef #396380
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READY IN: 23mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Directions:
  • Heat the olive oil.
  • Add the garlic and give it a few tosses.don't let the garlic brown.
  • Add the zest and lemon juice.
  • Toss in the spinach and radicchio and cook until just wilted.
  • Remove from heat and add the orzo and the rest of the ingredients except the cheese.
  • Toss and fluff.
  • Now is the time to taste for salt (remember the cheese will add salt as well).
  • Sprinkle with cheese to coat.
  • Garnish with a sweep of parsley.
  • Serve with crusty bread and extra bowls of parmesan.
  • You can add shrimp or julienned chicken breast.
  • White wine can be subbed for lemon juice.
  • This is also great chilled and served as a salad or on a round of Hye Roller spread with herbed cream cheese and rolled then sliced into spirals. Also good in a hollowed out crusty roll layered with a vinaigrette,Fontina or favorite cheese,sliced tomato,ham,turkey,salami,capicola,mortadella etc. for a quasi-Muffaletta.
  • You can also toss the leftovers in with some chicken stock,stewed tomatoes,white wine,basil,cabbage,carrots,and more spinach. Garnish with parmesan croustades for a sort of spin on Ribollita.
  • 15 mn. prep includes cooking and draining the orzo.
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