Orzo Risotto

Dinner

This dish will make a great appetizer as a first course or an excellent "starch" on a main course dish. Serve this creamy dish in deep pasta bowls with your favourite grilled fish, poultry or meat, or as an appetizer with toasted garlic bread.

  • Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups375 mLOrzo Pasta
2 tbsp30 mLGAY LEA - Butter Sticks – Salted
2 tbsp30 mLGarlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp30 mLOnion, finely chopped
3/4 cup175 mLDry White Wine
1 cup250 mL35% Whipping Cream
2 tbsp30 mLChives, finely chopped
1/2 cup125 mLIvanhoe Extra Old White Cheddar, grated
2 oz60 gBlue Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup50 mLToasted Pine Nuts
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Instructions

  1. In a large pot of boiling lightly salted water, cook orzo for about 8 minutes or until just tender but still firm. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet melt butter over medium low; cook garlic and onions for about 3-4 minutes or until onions are softened. Add wine and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium low and cook stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Add cream and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium low and cook gently, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Add orzo to the cream sauce; stirring constantly and bring to a simmer. Stir in chopped chives, Cheddar and blue cheeses. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
  • Excellent source of vitamin A and thiamin.
Credit: Dairy Farmers of Canada (www.dairygoodness.ca) and Fairmont Hotels
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups375 mLOrzo Pasta
2 tbsp30 mLGAY LEA - Butter Sticks – Salted
2 tbsp30 mLGarlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp30 mLOnion, finely chopped
3/4 cup175 mLDry White Wine
1 cup250 mL35% Whipping Cream
2 tbsp30 mLChives, finely chopped
1/2 cup125 mLIvanhoe Extra Old White Cheddar, grated
2 oz60 gBlue Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup50 mLToasted Pine Nuts
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Nutritional Info

% Daily Value
Serving Size / Portion
1/4 recipe
Calories / Calories (kcal)662
Total Fat / Lipides (g)36
Saturated / Saturés (g)20
Trans Fat / lipids trans (g)0
Cholesterol / Cholestérol (mg)102
Sodium / Sodium (mg)531
Carbohydrate / Glucides (g)61
Fibre (g)3
Sugar / Sucres (g)3
Protein / Protéines (g)19
Vitamin A / Vitamine A30%
Vitamin C / Vitamine C4%
Iron / Fer20%
Calcium20%

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