Sage Parmesan Orzo
This all time favorite recipe in our home is always on the top of my husband's request list. All of the ingredients work together so well to create a wonderful side. Pouring the wine into the orzo first allows it to retain a tangy flavor in the finished product that tastes dreamy combined with the cream and parmesan. This dish invites you to take an extra moment savoring every single bite. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
*2 tablespoons salted butter
*10 sage leaves
*1 shallot, minced
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 cup orzo
*1 cup dry white wine
*1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
*1 1/2 cups chicken stock
*3 cups of spinach
*1/3 cup heavy cream
*1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
*Salt and pepper to taste
*Place a skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.
*Add the sage leaves and crisp for around 30 seconds until the butter begins to brown. Remove the sage with a fork and set on a paper towel.
*Add the shallots and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the pan. Stir for 2 minutes.
*Toss in the orzo and stir to combine.
*Pour in the wine and add the thyme. Bring to a simmer and then let cook for two minutes, stirring occasionally.
*Pour in the chicken stock, and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 7 minutes, stirring often.
*Add the spinach, cream, and parmesan. Stir continuously until the spinach is wilted, around 3 minutes.
*Taste and add salt and pepper as wanted.
*To serve: garnish with the crispy sage, freshly cracked black pepper, and freshly grated parmesan. Enjoy!