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creamy italian orzo risotto

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a recipe by
Sarah Pavelchak
Montgomery, AL

Ever made risotto and been overwhelmed because its a long process and can't get alot of other stuff done with the constant stirring? Well then you might want to try this...

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For creamy italian orzo risotto

  • 1 box
    orzo pasta
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    white wine
  • 1/2 can
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 c
    pasta water
  • 1 bunch
  • 1 bunch
    thyme, leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    salted butter
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 sm
    onion chopped
  • 2 sm
    garlic cloves chopped

How To Make creamy italian orzo risotto

  • 1
    Boil Orzo in salted water for only 5min. pasta needs to still be aldente. Once cooked, drain and poor cold water over to stop the cooking process.
  • 2
    Right before you drain the pasta make sure to save about 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • 3
    While pasta is boiling sautee chopped onion and garlic in the 3 tlbs. of Olive oil. Cook till soft. Then add white wine.
  • 4
    Take the cool drained pasta and add to the onions, garlic, and white wine on about a med. heat.
  • 5
    Next add sage, thyme (both herbs should be chopped finely), the 1/2 can of cream of chicken and the pasta water to the orzo.
  • 6
    Stir the mixture continually for about 5min. Mixture should be low boiling, that way the pasta will absorb the liquids.
  • 7
    Add the pepper and parmesean cheese last when mixture seems creamy and absorbed enough. The finishing touch will be the butter.
  • 8
    The whole cooking process should only take about 20min. That way you have time to cook something else if you wish, goes great with grilled chicken!

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