Oct 4, 2008

Orzo with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

There's a pasta purveyor in the Pike's Place market named Pappardelle's who offers all sorts of odd pasta every week. One of these included the interesting but not very tasty "chocolate linguine".  Along with their interesting wares, they also provide little recipes to go along with them.  This is one of those.

Serves 2

1/2 lb orzo pasta
1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms (cut into slices)
1/3 cup onion (minced)
1/4 tspn garlic (minced)
1 tbspn medium-dry sherry
1/4 cup vegetable stock
1 cup water
1/4 tspn cinnamon
1/4 tspn nutmeg

Saute the onion and garlic until fragrant.  Add mushrooms and continue to saute until they are tender.  Add sherry and cook until it is taken up by the mushrooms.

Add the orzo, water, broth, spices, and season to taste.  Cover and heat over medium-low heat until the orzo is cooked.
In the future I would try thyme or parsley to freshen things up a bit.

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