Jan 29, 2009

ORZO PASTA SOUP WITH MUSHROOMS

Orzo pasta some times called as Italian rice but not made out of rice made with hard wheat semolina.It is also known as Risoni.They looks like rice, slightly smaller then pinenut, it is frequentlly used in soups.Orzo, which means barley in Italian,for a surprising twist, substitute orzo for Arborio rice in your next risotto because it has a texture of traditional Arborio rice.and here i am with my recipe for ORZO SOUP WITH MUSHROOMS................... INGRIDENTS:-----
Orzo pasta ---- 1/2 cup
Mushrooms --- 1/2 cup chopped
Capsicum --- 1/2 cup thinly sliced
Onion --- 1/4 cup thinly sliced
Extra virgin olive oil ----- 1 tab sp
Garlic --- 1 clove finely chopped
Parsley or coriander leaves --- 1 tab sp finely chopped
Tomato --- 1 tab sp finely chopped
Fresh ly ground black pepper to taste
Salt totaste



METHOD:---
Boil water in a sauce pan with little salt and 1/2 tea sp oil and add risoni to the boiling water and cook for 8-9 min, mix in between after 8 min. check if it is cooked they looks shiney and soft then remove from heat and drine the hot water and pour cold water over it and remove cold water also and keep a side.
Now heat oil in a pan add chopped garlic and sliced onion and stir for few min. then add sliced capsicum,and mushroom fry till vegetable s are tender then add chopped tomato, chopped parsley or coriander stir once and add salt and pepper and add 1 cup of water mix well and bring to a full boil and cook for 2 min, then add cooked orzo pasta mix well and bring one more boil and remove from the heat
Serve hot garnish with leek rings and shaved parmigiano cheese if you like
I didn't add any cheese because i don't like cheese much and it is a full meal itself and i had this for my lunch today.
I like clear soups so i made it as a clear soup if you want it as a thick soup then grind half mushroom mixture before you add the pasta and bring to a full boil then add pasta to the soup and again bring to a full boil then serve and i used olive oil if you want can add butter that is your choice.
hope you all like my recipe
Thank you so much sweatha and priya for reminding me Vaishalis It'sveganworld -- Italian event iam sending this soup to the event at Holy cow since i didn't add butter or any cheese in this.

20 comments:

Asha said...

Gorgeous looking soup, Orzo looks beautiful in there! :))

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi, the pasta soup looks delicious....

Varsha Vipins said...

They look like a comfort bowl Rekha..drool..:)

Curry Leaf said...

yum yum yum.I love pasta ina soup.never tried mushroom and pasta combo.Lovely and hearty.I think you can send this to 'Its a vegan world :Italian'event by Vaishali at Holycow(earthvegan.blogspot.)Since you did not add any butter/cheese this qualifies

Priya said...

SOup looks delicious n lovely...never tried orzo pasta, will try soon..send this to Vaishali's Vegan italian if u r interested Rekha..

Smitha said...

Looks delicious

LG said...

Never tried soup of this kind, should go and look for some Orzo..

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious soup.....yumyum

sowmya said...

looks yumm..nice recipe..

SriLekha said...

looks yum yum!

sriharivatsan said...

Looks yummy and delectable..

Shreya said...

hi, this is totally new to me! Looks great, and the recipe is simple too. I must try it:-)

notyet100 said...

still to try recipes with rissoto rice,..ur soup looks yum,..

Ramya Bala said...

super soup rekha :)enaku oru bowl...

Vibaas said...

Lovely soup. yummy yummy.

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks great...a great treat for a perfect winter!

Suma Rajesh said...

first i taught its puffed rice..then came to know its pasta...nice look and healthy too.

Cham said...

Looks so inviting ur orzo soup

Jaishree said...

This is new to me .Looks delicious rekha:)

Vaishali said...

Rekha, this is one delicious-looking soup, and very creative too! Thanks for sending it in to It's A Vegan World.