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Orzo with mussels: how to cook pasta so that everyone thinks it's rice

Erika IlyinaFood
Orzo with mussels. Source: freepik

Orzo is a type of Italian pasta that looks like rice. This is a very interesting product when you want to surprise with a cooked dish.

A food blogger with the nickname polli_cooking shared her recipe for orzo with mussels. On Instagram, she explained how to cook orzo with mussels so that everyone would think it was rice.

Orzo with mussels: how to cook pasta so that everyone thinks it's rice

Ingredients:

  • Orzo pasta – 100 gr
  • Butter – 15 gr
  • Onion – 1 pc
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Sweet pepper
  • Mussels – 300-400 gr
  • Salt
  • Provencal herbs
  • Cream 15-20% – 150 ml
  • Parsley
  • Parmesan cheese

Method of preparation:

1. Put the pasta in boiling, salted water and boil for 15-20 minutes.

2. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion and garlic over medium heat, then add the bell pepper.

Orzo with mussels: how to cook pasta so that everyone thinks it's rice

3. Pour in the previously thawed mussels, add salt, and spices, and mix well.

Orzo with mussels: how to cook pasta so that everyone thinks it's rice

4. Pour in the cream at room temperature, reduce the heat to low, and cook for another 6-7 minutes.

Orzo with mussels: how to cook pasta so that everyone thinks it's rice

5. Add parsley and orzo pasta to the sauce, stir, and add finely grated Parmesan cheese.

Orzo with mussels: how to cook pasta so that everyone thinks it's rice

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