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Mushroom Orzo Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Mushroom Orzo

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"After eating at an 'Italian' chain restaurant and loving this side dish, I went home and tried to recreate it. This is the recipe I finally came up with."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Melt 1/2 the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook until golden brown. Mix in orzo, mushrooms, and remaining butter. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until butter is melted and mushrooms are tender.
  2. Pour water and wine into the skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook 7 to 10 minutes, until orzo is al dente. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and parsley to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2009

Oh wow, will THIS ever be a repeat in my house! For extra flavor I used dried porcini mushrooms which I soaked in hot water for about 25 minutes. I then used the soaking liquid for the water called for. What a boost of flavor! Pearl onions not a staple in my house, I simply substituted chopped, sweet onion, though shallots would me nice too, and added fresh garlic instead of the garlic powder. My only criticism is that half the amount of butter called for would have been adequate, and I am a fan of butter! I served this with Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls, also from this site. Update to original 4/4/08 review: For those like my husband who (go figure!)dislike it, you might want to go a little easier on the Parmesan.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2006

I had to use 2X the amount of water listed and cooked it for about 3X as long as it recommended. Good side dish, easy to make. I also used most of a smaller yellow onion and a portabello cap instead of pearl onions white mushrooms.

 
Jan 18, 2010

This is the third time I made this recipe. This time I changed it up a bit. I added grilled chicken, shrimp and extra mushrooms. I doubled the liquid ( chicken broth, water and wine). It was really good. We had it as a main dish. January 18, 2010- Writing again just to say that I still use this recipe regularly. I even use it with a good short grain rice and it's delicious.

 
Feb 13, 2007

I loved this side dish. I didn't have pearl onions so I used half a regular onion chopped up and I added minced garlic and extra mushrooms. You can never have too many mushrooms. The wine gave it such a great flavor. Oh, and I used chicken broth instead of water. This really was great. I will definately be making it again and again! Thanks BABARCLAY.

 
Jul 25, 2006

I used chopped onion, and per the other reviews, substituted chicken broth for the water. This is a flavorful side dish that's quick and easy! Will add more mushrooms next time.

 
Dec 18, 2005

Excellent recipe. I used canned mushrooms and it tasted just great. Jusst cook it for alittle less time.

 
Mar 15, 2006

This was an easy and quick side dish. I didn't have pearl onion, so I used a chopped medium onion instead. At the advice of another reviewer, I used chicken broth for more flavor (and left out the salt).

 
May 21, 2012

Really good, would be better if I would have had fresh Parmesan on hand instead of the powdered :(

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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