Orzo with Peas

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Orzo with Peas

CategoryCuisineDiets, Yield6 Servings

Tiny rice-shaped orzo are tossed with sautéed fresh mushrooms, ginger, and peas in this delightfully light pasta dish.

Ingredients

 1 large onion, chopped
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 14 ounces fresh mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
 ¼ teaspoon crumbled dry oregano
 2 large garlic cloves, minced
 Salt and black pepper
 11 ounces package frozen tiny peas
 ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
 3 quarts water
 2 vegetable bouillon cubes or 2 tablespoons instant onion soup mix
 2 cups uncooked orzo
 Grated dairy or vegan Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

1

In a large skillet, sauté onion in vegetable oil for about 10 minutes or until golden. Stir in mushrooms, oregano and garlic. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Sauté 5 more minutes. Add frozen peas and cook until peas are thawed. Stir in ginger. Cover and remove from heat.

2

Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a large pot. Add bouillon cubes or instant soup mix to flavor the water. Add orzo and cook according to package instructions, stirring occasionally. Drain in a colander and return orzo to pot.

3

Add sautéed vegetables to pot and mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until heated through.

4

Adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.

Note: Orzo, made from wheat, is available in Italian specialty shops and many grocery stores.

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Ingredients

 1 large onion, chopped
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 14 ounces fresh mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
 ¼ teaspoon crumbled dry oregano
 2 large garlic cloves, minced
 Salt and black pepper
 11 ounces package frozen tiny peas
 ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
 3 quarts water
 2 vegetable bouillon cubes or 2 tablespoons instant onion soup mix
 2 cups uncooked orzo
 Grated dairy or vegan Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

1

In a large skillet, sauté onion in vegetable oil for about 10 minutes or until golden. Stir in mushrooms, oregano and garlic. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Sauté 5 more minutes. Add frozen peas and cook until peas are thawed. Stir in ginger. Cover and remove from heat.

2

Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a large pot. Add bouillon cubes or instant soup mix to flavor the water. Add orzo and cook according to package instructions, stirring occasionally. Drain in a colander and return orzo to pot.

3

Add sautéed vegetables to pot and mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until heated through.

4

Adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.

Note: Orzo, made from wheat, is available in Italian specialty shops and many grocery stores.

Orzo with Peas