Orzo Risotto

Orzo Risotto
Photo by Pornchai Mittongtare

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • ¾ cup shallots
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 6 tablespoons Italian parsley
    • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic. Sauté until shallots are tender, about 5 minutes. Add orzo; sauté 5 minutes. Mix in 6 cups boiling water and salt. Simmer uncovered until orzo is tender, liquid is absorbed, and risotto is creamy, stirring often, about...

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Variations on Orzo Risotto

  • Orzo "Risotto"
    • 2 ounces finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
    • +2 other ingredients


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