Lemon Porcini Orzo

Lemon Porcini Orzo

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Lemon Porcini Orzo

Makes About 3 Cups

This simple side dish harnesses the flavors of browned butter, lemon, and wild porcini mushrooms to make orzo exciting.

Lemon Porcini Orzo
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Orzo Pasta (we used Rainbow Orzo)
  • ¾ tsp Porcini Powder (or grind your own – How to Grind Porcini Powder)
  • 1 ½ tsp Lemon Zest, finely grated or minced
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • ½ large clove of Garlic, minced
  • Lemon Juice, Salt & Pepper to Taste

DIRECTIONS

1

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and stir in the orzo. Cook until al dente (approximately 8-10 minutes). Drain.
2

(Start while the orzo is cooking) Melt the butter in a large saucepan or skillet and cook it until it starts to brown. Add the garlic and sweat it (reducing heat if necessary) until it is aromatic and softens.
3

Add the porcini powder and lemon zest, continue to cook briefly.
4

Drain the water from the orzo and toss it in the melted butter. Taste & season with salt, pepper, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.