- 1 small Oniondiced
- 5 tbsp Olive oilextra virgin (divided into 3 tbsp and 2 tbsp)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/8 tsp Black pepperfreshly ground
- 4 cups Chicken stock
- 12 oz Orzo pasta
- 6 oz Shiitake mushrooms
- 3 Garlic scapestrimmed with the bulb removed
- 4 tbsp Butterdivided into 2 tbsp and 2 tbsp
- 3 tbsp Whipping cream
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheesegrated
- 3 oz Spinachbaby
Orzo With Shiitake and Garlic Scapes
This Orzo With Shiitake And Garlic Scapes is the dish I make for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. It looks and tastes like a gourmet risotto but it only takes 20 minutes to prepare and cook. I use shiitake mushrooms which are the most common mushroom found in Asian cuisine. Their meaty texture and earthy, smoky flavor really complements the subtle flavor of the garlic scapes.
Orzo is a type of pasta which actually looks like rice so that’s why this dish is “risotto-style”. Risotto without the rice! Using orzo instead of rice makes this dish so much easier to prepare because cooking with rice is a slower process and it’s easier to make mistakes and end up with a risotto which is gloopy rather than creamy.
To make Orzo With Shiitake And Garlic Scapes, you will need the following ingredients:
So, how do you make Orzo With Shiitake And Garlic Scapes?
Steps to make Orzo With Shiitake and Garlic Scapes
Heat the stock
Cook the orzo
Sauté mushrooms and garlic scapes
Add butter and season
Combine butter, parmesan and cream with the orzo
Stir in spinach