Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo Recipe

Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo

About Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo

Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo is a delicious and comforting dish that combines the earthy flavors of mushrooms with the nutrient-packed goodness of kale.

Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, absorbs the creamy sauce perfectly, making each bite a delightful experience. This dish is not only tasty but also packed with vitamins and minerals from the kale and mushrooms. It’s an ideal choice for a quick weeknight dinner or a cozy meal on a cold day. The creamy texture and rich flavors make it a favorite among both kids and adults.

Whether you're looking for a vegetarian meal option or simply want to try something new, Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo is sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo Ingredients

▪️ 1 cup orzo pasta
▪️ 2 tablespoons olive oil
▪️ 1 small onion, finely chopped
▪️ 3 garlic cloves, minced
▪️ 2 cups sliced mushrooms
▪️ 2 cups chopped kale
▪️ 1 cup vegetable broth
▪️ ½ cup heavy cream
▪️ ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
▪️ Salt and pepper to taste
▪️ Fresh parsley for garnish

How to make Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo

Step 1: Cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Step 2: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 3: Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they release their moisture and begin to brown, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4: Stir in the chopped kale and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 5: Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and stir in the heavy cream.

Step 6: Add the cooked orzo to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Step 7: Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted and well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8: Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Fun Facts about Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo

▪️ Orzo is a type of pasta that looks like rice but is actually made from wheat.
▪️ Kale is considered a superfood because it is packed with vitamins A, C and K.
▪️ Mushrooms are a great source of antioxidants and can help boost the immune system.

Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo Pairing Suggestions

▪️ Creamy Mushroom and Kale Orzo pairs wonderfully with a fresh green salad like this Greek Salad.
▪️ Serve it alongside Vegetable Fritters for a delightful vegetarian meal.
▪️ For a protein boost, pair it with this Grilled Chicken.

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