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Orzo Pasta

This dish can be served hot or cold. Makes 12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta   
  • 3 TBS olive oil, divided
  • ¾ lb sliced fresh mushrooms            
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley            
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 3 TBS lemon juice                             
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or another heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender and lightly browned. Drain orzo.

In a large bowl, place orzo, mushroom mixture, pecans, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and remaining oil; toss to combine.