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One Pot Mushroom Orzo Bake

Following on from my obsession with one pot meals and orzo, here we have another one pot orzo dish that is loved by all. This one pot mushroom orzo bake is rich, earthy and comforting and the best Autumn/Winter food. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine british, Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients

Mushrooms

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 400 g Button Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed

Orzo

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 4 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 tbsp Spelt Flour or Plain Flour
  • 350 ml Milk
  • 750 ml Chicken Stock
  • 150 g Orzo
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 200 g Curry Kale Stems removed and chopped
  • 90 g Parmesan grated

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large non stick pan over high heat. Stir in the mushrooms and garlic and cook until the mushrooms are softened. I usually aim for 3 - 4 minutes.  Remove from the pan and set aside. 

  2. In the same pan, add the butter. Turn the heat down slightly and add the garlic and onion. Saute for 5 minutes before stirring in the flour. Cook out for a minute. 

  3. Pour in the milk and stock. Stir in the orzo. Turn the heat up and season.  Cover the pot and bring to a simmer. 

  4. Cook for 8 minutes or until the orzo is cooked. Stir in the kale and cover for 2 more minutes. 

  5. Top with the parmesan and pop under the grill for 2 minutes. Serve immediately.