Friday, December 6, 2013

Orzo Pasta With Sausage

About Orzo:

Orzo (Italian for "barley", from Latin hordeum), also risoni (Italian: "big rice"), is a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice. Orzo can be served alone, as a soup accompaniment, as part of a salad, or baked in a casserole.

Serves 4


2 ½ cups of Chicken Stock
3  Hot Italian Sausage removed from the casing
1 cup of Orzo Pasta
2 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp of Fresh Parsley, chopped
4 Tbsp of Freshly
Grated Parmiggiano Reggiano(Parmesan cheese)
Salt and pepper, to taste


1) Preheat a medium sized saucepan over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of the butter, once it melts add the sausage and break it and saute it till its completely cooked...keep it aside...

2)In the same pan add remaining butter and then add orzo and cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes or until it develops a brown nutty color (stir constantly).

3) Add the chicken broth and bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low and let it cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the orzo is fully cooked and the chicken stock has been absorbed.

4)Now add the sausage back and give a good stir...

5) Turn the heat off and add the cheese and parsley and season with salt and pepper.

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