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Monday, December 19, 2011

Recreating Orzo Medley

Its been a while since I have posted anything. With the holidays, I have been busy with getting ready for family coming in, various parties, shopping and well spending quality time with MC.

This recipe comes from my visiting one of my favorite little places, the Spaghetti Western. They have a great atmosphere and the food is rather quite good for a really good price. One of those things they tend to cook is this orzo medley. I have always wanted to get the recipe, but of course they aren't going to give it to me, so I am improvising. Once it was said and done, I was told by MC that is was better than what we have had at Spaghetti Western. Well, hope you enjoy it!


1 package orzo

1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
1 red bell pepper
1 can chantrelle mushrooms (8 oz)
2 cups spinach
Salt and pepper to taste

First off, get a large pot with some water. I have also added one 16 oz box of chicken stock. Bring this to a boil. Add the tbsp minced garlic. Allow it to continue to boil.

Add the orzo to the boiling water. Allow it to cook for at least 5 to 10 minutes or until it is tender.

While that is cooking, start to dice the veggies.


Drain the pasta from the water. Add the butter, salt and pepper. Combine everything.

Add the veggies to the pasta. Combine the veggies and the olive oil.

I had this with some slow cooked brats that were cooked with onions and a dark beer. Very tasty!


  1. That looks very delicious and orzo is a fantastic pasta. I've never boiled it - I've only cooked it like risotto. But this looks a lot easier and quite appealing...

  2. Yeah it is...I like to boil it and it ends up being more like a rice in this manner. You should try it :)