Orzo Risotto with Asparagus

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"Great recipe! I omitted the prosciutto (cutting down on processed meats) and served it with thawed home made sauteed chicken breasts. I reheated them in a skillet with olive oil and butter, then removed them and added a little lemon juice, a little white wine, and the liquid from cooking the pasta. I reduced it for a wonderful sauce for the chicken. It was a wonderful meal."

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Ingredients

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2 1/2 c Water
Salt; (be careful) and
4 sl Prosciutto; trimmed of fat
3 tb Unsalted butter; divided
2 tb romano; Good quality, grated
1 lb orzo; Uncooked
1 tb olive oil
2 lb Fresh asparagus; cut into 1"
1 md White onion; finely minced
2 1/2 c chicken broth; Good quality

Original recipe makes 6

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Preparation

Ahead of time, saute the onion in the olive oil and half the butter until limp, then add asparagus along with 2 T. of the chicken broth, the prosciutto, and the pepper. Cover and simmer until the asparagus is the texture you like. Set it aside. When getting ready to serve, boil the orzo in the 2 1/2 c. water unsalted) and the broth until done al dente (or softer if you prefer). Drain off the liquid (I saved mine to use in breads and soups). Toss immediately with the asparagus mixture, the rest of the butte r and the cheese. Check for salt but be cautious, as this dish is easily oversalted. Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 495 by James and Susan Kirkland on Jan 11, 1998

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A light dish that complemented steak quite well... Could use a little something extra in terms of flavor, but otherwise good.
philrussell 1 year ago
This is a delicious recipe...the prosciutto and asparagus are wonderful together. Served with panko crusted pork cutlets - making again to serve with herb roasted chicken.
vibate1628 4 years ago
Great recipe! I omitted the prosciutto (cutting down on processed meats) and served it with thawed home made sauteed chicken breasts. I reheated them in a skillet with olive oil and butter, then removed them and added a little lemon juice, a little white wine, and the liquid from cooking the pasta. I reduced it for a wonderful sauce for the chicken. It was a wonderful meal.
ysowl 4 years ago
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