Orzo with Shiitake Mushrooms

Orzo with Shiitake Mushrooms
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Orzo with Shiitake Mushrooms

Westside Market NYC

Orzo with Shiitake Mushrooms

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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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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
20mg
3%
Sodium, Na
899mg
60%
Water
277g
10%

Orzo Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Orzo Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.