Birds Eye® Orzo "Risotto" with Peas

Delicious served with rotisserie chicken and Birds Eye® Italian Blend.

Yield: 8  servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, optional
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup Birds Eye® Baby Sweet Peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat olive oil in a 2-quart nonstick saucepan over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. 2. Add orzo and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring, until wine evaporates, about 1 minute.
  3. 3. Add chicken broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat to MEDIUM and cook, stirring frequently, until the orzo absorbs the broth, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. 4. Add peas, cheese and butter; reduce heat to LOW and cook until cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
  5. 5. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. Serving Suggestion: Delicious served with rotisserie chicken and Birds Eye® Italian Blend.
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