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Swiss Mushroom Orzo

 Swiss Mushroom Orzo
Holly Bonds of Smyrna, Georgia turns to this go-with-everything dish as a substitute for rice or potatoes. TIP: “It's also wonderful with roasted red peppers or steamed broccoli thrown in,” Holly suggests.
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

Directions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a food
  • processor, combine the cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, garlic, salt
  • and pepper; cover and process until smooth. In a large saucepan,
  • saute the mushrooms in remaining butter until tender. Drain orzo and
  • add to mushrooms. Stir in cheese mixture until melted. Yield: 3
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 520 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.