Creamy Mushroom Spinach Orzo

by | Dec 3, 2021 | Dinner, Lunch


Recreated a dish I got out at dinner the other night and put my own little spin on the flavors. The perfect cozy meal that is loaded with nutrients + fills you up!

Creamy Mushroom Spinach Orzo

Recreated a dish I got out at dinner the other night and put my own little spin on the flavors. Perfect cozy meal that is loaded with nutrients + fills you up!
Cook Time 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 3 cups broth  (I used veggie)
  • ½ cup extra creamy oat milk (or cashew)
  • 1 salt (to taste)
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • freshly squeezed lime juice (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • parm cheese (for topping)

Instructions
 

  • Add the olive oil to a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.
  • When the oil is shimmering, add the shallots and mushrooms. Sauté, stirring every few minutes, for 8 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft and completely reduced in size.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for one more minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the orzo, broth, and cream to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil. 
  • Cover the pot and simmer the orzo for 10 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes. After 10 minutes, uncover the orzo and stir in the spinach in handfuls.
  • Continue to cook, stirring the pot every minute, for 5-8 more minutes, or until the orzo is tender and the spinach has wilted into the orzo. If you need to add a splash of extra broth to loosen the orzo up, you can do that.
  • When the orzo is fully cooked, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a few turns of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, taste, and add additional salt, lime, and pepper as needed. Serve.
Keyword soup