Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 74: Wild Rice, Orzo and Mushroom Pilaf

Day 74.

I tried this recipe on a whim, and the family really liked it! That is, until I mentioned to Kurt that the dish contained mushrooms. Then he was finished.

This is a great dish for vegetarians. Or if you aren't a veg., throw in some chicken like we did, and make it a full meal.

Here's what you'll need.
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1/2 cup wild rice
1/2 lb. orzo
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 lb. mushrooms
1/2 cup pecans
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
half of a 15.5 oz. can chickpeas, drained
2 cloves garlic
Salt, pepper and basil to taste

Cook wild rice as package directs.

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Give the mushrooms a good dicing.

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Cook orzo as package directs. Drain.

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Combine orzo and rice into a large bowl.

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Melt the butter in a large pan.

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Add the mushrooms and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

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Cook for a few minutes, then stir in the chickpeas.

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If you're putting in chicken, do that now.

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Stir in the peas. Season with salt, pepper and basil. Cook until warmed through.

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Dump that mixture in with the rice/orzo.

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Stir in the pecans, and a bit of parsley if you like.

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There it is. Yum.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

I think it looks yummy. I bet Miss A loved it!:)