Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms, Leeks and Herbs

3/4 cup orzo pasta
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
4 ounces assorted fresh mushrooms such as crimini, chanterelles, shiitakes, or white, sliced or quartered (1-1/2 cups)
1 leek or 2 large green onions, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon snipped fresh marjoram or 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon instant beef or chicken bouillon granules
Grated Romano cheese (optional)

Serves: Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings

Preparation Instructions:
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook orzo according to package Directions; drain well.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat margarine or butter over medium-high heat; stir in the mushrooms, leek or green onion, pepper, salt, and garlic. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add water, marjoram, and bouillon granules. Reduce heat; cook till liquid is almost absorbed, about 6 minutes, stir in fresh basil.

Toss mushroom mixture with pasta. Sprinkle with Romano cheese, if desired.

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ENOKI Mushrooms
  • Excellent source of Niacin, an essential nutrient
  • Good source of Riboflavin and Pantothenic Acid, which aid metabolism

Enokis are perfect served raw in salads and sandwiches, or to add last-minute flair to stir-fries and soups. Before using, trim the roots off at the cluster base.