Lemon Orzo with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

March 2009
Lemon Orzo with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

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This recipe takes only five ingredients to make!

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Juice of 2 lemons, plus grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 6 ounce packages  sliced white mushrooms
Directions
  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the orzo until al dente; drain and return to the pot. Stir in the pine nuts, parsley, lemon juice, lemon peel and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil; season with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over high heat until rippling. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 7 minutes. Divide the orzo among 4 plates and top with the mushrooms.
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