Orzo Parmigiano

Orzo Parmigiano

The perfect cheesy side dish
  • Orzo Parmigiano
  • Orzo Parmigiano
Need a quick side dish for your holiday spread? This cheesy orzo is an unbeatable addition to any meal! With orzo from Rustichella, a renowned pasta company that’s been producing authentic Italian pasta staples since 1924, this dish combines sweetly cool mascarpone with fruity Parmigiano Reggiano for a mouthwatering mixture of pure, cheesy bliss. Combined with savory bites of asparagus, and peas, plus a drizzling of Murray’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this quick crowd-pleaser is ideal for a simple dinner dish or a hearty appetizer.

Orzo Parmigiano
The perfect cheesy side dish
  • Prep Time : 10 min.
  • Cook Time : 25 min.
  • Total Time : 35 min.
  • Serves 4

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Clean all produce. Bring a medium pot of approximately 4 quarts of water to a boil. Once boiling, add 1 cup of kosher salt, then the orzo. Cook the orzo until just tender, about 7 minutes. Once cooked drain the cooking liquid and run cold water over the past to stop the cooking process.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and melt until foaming. Add the minced shallot and garlic and cook until just translucent, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the asparagus pieces to the pan and season with salt. Cook for one more minute, then add the chicken stock. Increase the heat to high and bring the chicken stock up to a quick simmer. Once simmering, add the cooked orzo, frozen peas, and arugula. Mix constantly over high until the pasta has warmed through. Turn off the heat and add the mascarpone, lemon juice and zest, and half of the grated parmigiano.
  4. Portion the orzo into four serving dishes. Garnish with the remaining parmigiano then drizzle the olive oil over the top to finish.

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