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Mushroom Orzo

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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Mushroom Orzo is a healthy and appetizing meal which is easy to make with the help of simple yummy ingredients.

The wholesome dish makes for a quick weeknight meal. So, grab its scrumptious recipe from here.

Health Benefits

Orzo as compared to brown rice and basmati rice is richer in proteins. Also, orzo is low in fat. So, it means that it can be eaten regularly as a healthy food without the fear of gaining weight. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, selenium, niacin, and B6.

The fiber and certain enzymes found in the mushrooms can lower the cholesterol level.

Mushroom is also a good source of iron which means that it can be helpful for conditions like anemia. Patients suffering from anemia have low levels of iron in their blood. So, the intake of mushroom orzo is highly-recommended for them.

Furthermore, mushrooms can help in reducing weight, lowering blood pressure, boosting immune system and preventing diabetes etc.

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How to Make Mushroom Orzo

  1. Medium heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan.
  2. As the oil is heated, add the mushrooms. Cook until softened, for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and set aside.
  3. Lower the heat and melt the butter in the pan. Add garlic and onions. Cook until the onions become golden, for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the orzo, salt and pepper. Stir properly and put the lid on. Bring it to a simmer. Leave it to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the orzo turns firm and gooey.
  5. Once orzo is cooked, remove the pan from the stove. Add in the parmesan cheese, spinach and cooked mushrooms.
  6. Taste to see if more salt and pepper is required.
  7. Garnish it with the cheese and parsley.
  8. Serve the delicious orzo immediately and enjoy!

Trivia

  • Orzo is shaped like grains of rice.
  • It is also known as risoni.
  • Mushrooms are comprised of 85-95% water.
  • Ancient Egyptians believed that mushrooms grew by magic because of the way they appear overnight.
  • Wild mushrooms can be poisonous and life-threatening.

The world’s largest producer of edible mushroom is China.

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