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Giada's Creamy Orzo Pasta Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cali and Jay O'Mailia
Added: Sunday, February 11, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
2 T. olive oil
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, juices drained
1 1/4 c. whipping cream
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
©Food Network -
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis - -

Bring a heavy large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until they are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the cream and peas. Add the orzo and toss to coat. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the Parmesan to the pasta mixture and toss to coat. Stir the pasta mixture until the sauce coats the pasta thickly, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to maintain a creamy consistency. Season the orzo with salt and pepper, and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 min. prep; 15 min. cook
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We saw this on TV, a kids' cooking class with Giada. We just had to try it ourselves. Delizioso!

 

 

 

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