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Orzo with Peas, Mint and Parmesan Recipe

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This recipe for Orzo with Peas, Mint and Parmesan, by , is from The Donovan Family Online Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ginny Larkin
Added: Sunday, May 27, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 tbl. unsalted butter
2 1/4 c. orzo (8 ounces)
2 1/2 c. reduced-sodium chicken stock
1 1/4 c. fresh or frozen green peas (defrosted)
1/2 c. thinly sliced green onions (incl. 2 inches of the green stems)
1/4 c. grated parmesan plus 2 to 3 tbl. for garnish
2 tbl. chopped fresh mint plus several sprigs for garnish
1 1/2 to 2 tsp. kosher salt (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Heat the butter in a heavy, medium saucepan set over medium heat. When hot, add orzo and cook, stirring 1 minute to coat the pasta with butter. Add the stock and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Reduce heat, cover and cook at a simmer until almost all liquid has been absorbed, about 6 to 8 minutes.
If using fresh peas, stir them into the orzo after it has cooked about 6 minutes and then cook another 3 minutes. Then add green onions and cook 1 to 2 minutes more.
If using frozen peas, stir them in with the green onions after the liquid had been absorbed, and cook together just to warm through, about 2 minutes.
Stir in the cheese and mint. Season with salt, if desired.
Mound the orzo in a serving bowl and garnish the center with a few mint sprigs and sprinkle with extra parmesan.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We served the Orzo with the Orange Chicken recipe from this edition of the cookbook to our friends Ron and Jeanie and we all raved about the orzo.

 

 

 

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