Friday, December 3, 2010

Creamy Orzo with Ham and Peas


serves: 6-8

1 lb. orzo
2 T. olive oil
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lb ham, cubed
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 1/4 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Cook orzo according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup of liquid. Meanwhile in skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; saute until tender (about 2 minutes). Add the ham and cook until heated through. Stir in the half-and-half and peas. Add the orzo and Parmesan and toss to coat. Stir in some of the reserved liquid, until pasta is desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Serve!


SOURCE: http://mapleberrydesigns.com/blog/?p=986

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