This recipe for Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan has been in my recipe collection for years. It has also been shared with several of my family members, and it’s so good, it shows up on the menu for many of our family gatherings.
This dish is a delicious combination of tender orzo pasta and plump sautéed mushrooms. Although the ingredients are simple, this pasta dish packs a lot of flavor because the orzo is cooked in chicken stock. Then the remaining stock (leftover from cooking the pasta) is used as a light sauté sauce that absorbs into the mushrooms, further intensifying the flavors in the dish. Finally, the orzo and mushrooms are finished off with a sprinkling of chopped scallion, marjoram and parmesan – a trio that perfectly compliments the flavors of the orzo and mushrooms.
This orzo with mushrooms, scallions and parmesan can be served as a side dish, but it also makes a delicious, meatless main course as well.
This recipe was adapted from this recipe I originally clipped out of Better Homes & Gardens magazine several years ago.