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.
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!