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Orzo with Peas and Mint

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Orzo is a Greek pasta shaped like grains of rice.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: RICHARD GERHARD JUNG

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2001

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo (Greek pasta)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 pound fresh peas, shelled, or 2 cups frozen peas
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint

Directions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and lemon zest, and saute until translucent.

  2. Add peas, and cook until bright green and tender, adding a little water if shallots brown before peas are tender.

  3. Add cooked orzo, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Remove from heat, and stir in mint.

Reviews Add a comment

  • kattyface
    13 JUL, 2009
    this dish was incredible! i added PLENTY of mint (i love it) and it added a wonderful sharp flavour. went well with goat cheese or parmesan cheese on top and a side of steamed carrots!
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  • Fabulicious
    26 JUN, 2008
    This dish is so delicious. Everyone in the family loved it. It's easy to prepare and cook.
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