Rose Mary Mogan
It is a pasta shaped like rice & looks like rice, but only cooks for 8 or 9 minutes, depending on how it is being served.
Usuallly it is cooked with celery, onions, carrots, & mushrooms, & often times peas are added, I have even added cream of chicken soup to it once it is cooked.
You can add what you like or what you have on hand. Today I added peas, & chopped green onions, & instead of cream of chicken soup, I flavored it with the drippings from the baked chicken that I made to serve with it
1 lbbox orzo
12 ozfrozen peas, cooked according to package directions
1 tspsalt added to water
1/2 -1 tspblack pepper
1 can(s)cream of mushroom soup (undiluted) optional or pan drippings from baked chicken
1 can(s)4 oz. sliced mushrooms(drained) optional
2-3 Tbspsauteed chopped green onions
2-3 Tbspbutter or margarine if not using soup or pan drippings
How to Make Orzo Pilaf
- When water comes to a rolling boil add orzo, and cook till al dente, between 7 to 9 minutes, or to your desired doneness.
- Remove from heat, rinse and drain , and return back to pot,add black pepper, and additional salt if desired, add cooked peas, 2-3 tablespoons of butter or can use pan drippings from baked chicken, or add 1 can of cream of chicken broth and drained sliced mushrooms, sauteed green onions, if using, stir to blend together and serve while hot.