Recipes from the Heart, great for the Tummy!

Mushroom Orzo

(submitted by:  Linda T.)



    1/2 block of butter w/Olive oil

    1 onion, diced

    2 Zucchini, diced

    1 1/2 cup uncooked Orzo Pasta

    1 10oz. box sliced fresh mushrooms

    1 can chicken broth

    3/4 cup white wine

    Garlic powder to taste and/or 2 cloves of minced garlic

    Salt and pepper to taste

    3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

    1/2 cup fresh Parsley



Melt 1/2 the butter with olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Stir in the onions and fresh garlic and cook until tender.     Mix in Orzo, mushrooms and remaining butter.  Cook and stir 5 minutes, until butter is melted and mushrooms are tender.

Pour chicken broth and wine into skillet and bring to a boil.  Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Cook 7 to 10 minutes until Orzo is al dente.

Add Zucchini.

Stir in Parmesan Cheese and Parsley to serve.