Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe

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Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe
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Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe

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A burst of butter and a colorful array of vegetables make this pretty pasta side good enough for company. Use a blend of exotic mushrooms to make it extra special. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound fresh snow peas
  • 1/2 pound assorted fresh mushrooms (such as portobello, button and/orshiitake), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper

Directions

Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shallots in oil for 2 minutes. Add peas and mushrooms; cook 3 minutes longer. Add pine nuts; cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
Drain orzo; stir in the shallot mixture, butter, salt and pepper until blended. Sprinkle with red pepper. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Orzo Medley in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p60

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 203 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound fresh snow peas
  • 1/2 pound assorted fresh mushrooms (such as portobello, button and/orshiitake), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shallots in oil for 2 minutes. Add peas and mushrooms; cook 3 minutes longer. Add pine nuts; cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain orzo; stir in the shallot mixture, butter, salt and pepper until blended. Sprinkle with red pepper. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Orzo Medley in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p60

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dar0270 User ID: 5931420 123310
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"I have made this twice then lost the recipe. I have spent 2 days trying to find it and I did. I will be making it Satuday for a cook out. YUMMY!!!"

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floskall User ID: 5457512 116213
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"This is such a flavorful & EASY dish to make! Added some chicken so it would fill my husband up a little beter and it was PERFECT!! its a staple in my home"

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hclaborn User ID: 3842219 194500
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This is really good and fresh and left me feeling healthy!"

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