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We're gonna make orzo pasta with mushrooms and peas .
Now , I absolutely love orzo .
It's a little rice shaped pasta .
That's absolutely fantastic .
So , join me as we make orzo pasta with mushroom and peas .
So let's do a little prep .
And first off , we're gonna cut up some garlic .
I'm using my very cool brand new dow strong phom knife and we're just going to , we just need to mince this .
Yeah , sweet .
I have three cloves of garlic .
You can put as much or as little as you want .
We're sort of garlic heads around this house .
So garlic is a must .
I got this done next up .
We're gonna cut up our mushrooms and I've just washed these , I always wash my mushrooms because mushrooms are dirty .
I don't think it adds that much additional water .
Um , you can cut them like this or you can cut them in half like this , however you like them .
And I'm also gonna die some onion .
This knife is cool .
I love knives and this is kind of like a small to medium onion .
So I have our saute pan over medium heat .
You , um , could use a sauce pan .
You don't necessarily have to use a saute pan .
I have some olive oil .
Oh , it's a high heat , right .
We're gonna put our onions in .
So we're gonna put our mushrooms in .
We're just gonna saute these till they're softened a little bit .
That smells absolutely fantastic .
So , we're gonna put some garlic in .
I'm just putting this sort of in at this stage because I don't want it to burn .
We're just gonna saute that for one minute .
So I have one cup of orzo pasta .
Orzo looks like rice .
It's not rice , but it looks like it .
And let me tell you from my um Italian wedding soup .
Orzo blows up .
I have made the mistake so many times of putting a whole bunch of orzo in a soup and it just sucks all the liquid up .
So you have to be very careful on the amount that you put in because you can make a hot mess for yourself .
So we're just gonna saute this a little bit until it gets a little nutty .
So I have three cups of low sodium chicken broth .
I make this out of better than boon .
Um I really like the flavor of it and it's easier to call it home than a whole bunch of um whole bunch of cans or , or those um , paper cartons .
So we're just gonna bring the heat up on this .
We're gonna let it , um , bring it to a light boil .
We're gonna back it off a little bit .
So it's just a small rolling boil until , um , the orzo sucks up all that , um , liquid and becomes alden .
So the pasta has taken up a lot of that liquid .
We're gonna go ahead and put our frozen peas in here and I just have like a cup of frozen peas , frozen peas , cook really fast .
You don't have to uh put them in for any like long length of time .
They will just cook from the residual heat .
That looks absolutely fantastic .
By the way , um I'm gonna put in a couple of tablespoons of butter and we're gonna let that melt and turn the heat down .
So we're just gonna season it a little bit .
I'm gonna use this Fox Point from pens .
It is great for a lot of different things .
It has salt shallots , chives , garlic onion and green peppercorns .
You can use whatever kind of seasoning you like or I don't use any at all because it's even that delicious .
You need a lot .
I'm gonna put some fresh cracked black pepper and I kind of want this a little fine .
Same thing with a little salt .
Don't want to over salt it because we have um um a lot of chicken broth .
So I'm gonna put some Parmesan in here .
I have some shredded parmesan .
Um I'm allergic to cheese so I'm gonna take my portion out and then I'm gonna put the Parmesan in Eric's portion .
Um Little funny because just because I'm allergic to cheese , but you can definitely just go ahead and put as much Parmesan you can use Fontina , whatever kind of cheese you like , it'll just give it a little bit more creaminess , but this looks pretty creamy with the butter in there .
Wow , it looks delicious .
It looks absolutely delicious .
So let's plate it up .
So let's get us a nice serving of this .
Wow , it's beautiful .
It's an absolutely beautiful dish .
Um You will , wow .
Anybody serving this dish to them .
So let's serve up a little bit for Eric .
Absolutely beautiful .
And for Eric we're gonna give him a little Parmesan on the top .
So let's take a taste .
Let's try this .
This is comfort food , comfort food all the way .
We got the mushrooms .
We got the peas , we got the orzo , the Fox point .
Just knocks it out of the park .
You don't even need the chairs .
It's creamy .
It is delicious .
Um , you could do without it .
What this would be great paired with is a , you know , a pan seared piece of chicken or even grilled .
Um , and you have a full meal .
I can tell you this is fantastic .
You're absolutely gonna love it .
Try it so easy to make sort of a different way to use .
And it is absolutely fantastic .
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Creamy tasty .
You know , it's really good .
Mine with cheese gonna be better though .