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Orzo with Porcini

Submitted by: Helen S.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 oz dried porcini mushrooms
4 1/2 cups water or 1 can chicken broth and water to total 4 1/2 cups
1 lg. onion chopped
2-3 Tbs. butter
1 1/2 cups Orzo pasta
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder or garlic paste
parsley or parmesan to serve

Cooking Directions:
1.  Soak large handful of dried porcini mushrooms 1/2 hour before beginning this dish in 4 1/2 cups water or 1 can chicken broth and water to total 4 1/2 C. (Bring water/soup to boil in a container in microwave oven. Add the mushrooms and let sit 30 minutes.)

2.  Put butter in large pan or pot Add the onion and saute a few minutes Add the ORZO = stir well to coat Add salt,pepper and garlic

3.  Add the mushrooms ( chop them) and their liquid Bring to a boil Turn to a fairly moderate simmer for 15 minute - stir now and then Then turn up heat for about 5 min and boil rather briskly until they are very creamy and some liquid remains. ( like risotto) Add parsley and parmesan and serve

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