Monday, July 11, 2011

mmmmm, mondays: orzo pasta with prosciutto & basil

orzo pasta with prosciutto & basil

this is *such* a yummy pasta! the best part is that you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand. don't have prosciutto? use some chopped up grilled chicken or steak. don't love mushrooms? use another veggie that you love. have fun with this! there really is no way that you can mess it up. cook the orzo and your veggies and then mix them all together. SO good!


ingredients:

1- 12 oz box of orzo pasta
2T olive oil
1 package sliced mushrooms
1 c. shredded parmesan cheese
1 c toasted pine nuts
1/4 c chopped, fresh basil 
2 cloves of garlic, minced
6-8 slices of prosciutto
salt and pepper



instructions:

cook orzo as package directs

heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat

add garlic and mushrooms and cook for approx 10 minutes until cooked through then reduce heat to low. 

while mushrooms are cooking, toast pine nuts and set aside.

drain pasta. add to skillet with pine nuts, chopped basil, prosciutto and parmesan cheese. season with salt and pepper. 

serve with additional cheese and chopped basil, if desired.




(this is in the skillet, before the pasta was added)