Orzo with Shiitake Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces  olive oil
  • large Spanish onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 Pound  shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
  • 48 Ounces  chicken broth
  • 1 Pound  orzo
  • 2 Teaspoons  kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons  chopped rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons  chopped thyme
  • 2 Teaspoons  tomato paste
  • 4 Ounces  crushed tomatoes

Orzo and shiitake mushrooms, simmered in chicken broth and herbs, make for an easy side dish that pairs well with just about anything.

This recipe is courtesy of Maria Zoitas, creator of the "Maria's Homemade" line of prepared foods sold at Westside Market NYC.

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Directions

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a sauté pan. Add the onion and sauté for about 5-7 minutes, then add the mushrooms, and sauté for 5 more minutes. Add the chicken broth and the remaining ingredients and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Serve hot.

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