Recipe by Pam Anderson
"Orzo pasta is cooked like a risotto in this hearty and flavorful dish. With mushrooms, cheese and bacon, you really can't go wrong."
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thick sliced bacon, chopped
fresh mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 (16 ounce) package
uncooked orzo pasta
grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for passing at the table
Excellent! SO full of flavor. A little more prep than most simple pasta dishes but worth the extra minutes. I used fresh herbs, and an orzo blend. Forgot the Parmesan but it wasn't missed. So sad it is not longer part of AR's repertoire.
This is one of my husbands favorite recipes. It is so easy to make and very flavorful. I used already cooked bacon and added some fresh chopped spinach. Wonderful!
Absolutely awsome recipe! Plenty of flavor without being overpowering. Perfect side dish that everyone (even the kids!) will love.
This was awesome. Adding the seasonings to the veggies before adding the liquid really makes a difference. I halved the recipe and it worked just fine. I just used oregano, basil and thyme for the Italian seasoning. I usually have my own blend sitting around, it's Italian Seasoning II on this site, but didn't have any mixed up at the time. I will definitely make this again. It was a great complement to pork chops that also had Parmesan and Italian type seasonings and green beans with red bell peppers and shallots.
Excellent flavor--something different to add if you find your dinners each week begin to resemble each other. I also found that you will need to simmer the orzo longer than the suggested 8-10 minutes, or simply turn up the heat to get the liquid to absorb a bit quicker. For my liking, I scaled down the amount of bacon, mushrooms and onion.
I just made this and WOW was it delicious! Aside from me adding a pinch too much salt (I forgot that the bacon would salt it up pretty good), my family really enjoyed it and said it's definitely a keeper! This was enough for about 8 servings.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Orzo with Bacon, Mushrooms and Italian Seasonings
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 679
** Calories from Fat: 160
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