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Need help with Orzo

danhole | Jan 14, 200812:09 PM

I have already read a bunch of posts about cooking Orzo, and now I have even more questions. Some say to roast the orzo first because it gives a deeper, more complex flavor. If you do that would you adjust the cooking time? Others say to cook it and then toss into browned butter. Would that make it a bit crispy or just buttery. I know you do that with spaetzle, but I have never made orzo.

I am trying a few new ingredients this year, to broaden my DH's food repertoire! (That is a whole other thread!) I know that orzo sounds pretty lame, but he is very limited in what he eats, so I have to start off very slowly. He loves plain, buttered noodles (which I detest) so I thought this might be a good way to start. And please don't even think about giving me recipes that have "other" things in them! Maybe garlic, but he won't even eat parmesan cheese. Herbs are okay, but no cheeses, vegetables, or creamy sauces.


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