Orzo with Prosciutto

Tonight my sweet husband prepared dinner.  I’m the stir-fry queen and he’s the pasta, Italian meat and herb medley combo jockey.

Dinner featured an orzo creation that contained prosciutto which had been cut into strips and browned slightly in Colavita olive oil.

The orzo is boiled in chicken broth flavored with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and dried garlic that a friend of mine makes.  Her name is Cec.  Cec grows the garlic in her garden and then does her magic in dehydrating it and grinding it so that it’s a perfect combination of powder, and bits of garlic in varying sizes.  Really tasty stuff!

Also in the dish are diced Roma tomatoes.  Those are tossed in at the very end and only cooked for less than a minute.  Mushy tomatoes are not a friend.

While my husband cooked I helped by sipping wine and keeping him company. Once everything has come together, finish the dish with a drizzle of Colavita extra virgin olive oil, diced basil (from Cec’s garden) and a generous helping of shredded Parmesan cheese.

Could I have garnished it with any larger a clump of parsley?  It’s almost like a bush there.  (The parsley is from Cec’s garden too.  🙂














What? You can’t see the detail? Here’s a closer shot. Click on the photo to make it biiiiig to show all of the glorious detail.  I snapped it pretty quickly because you can see the cheese has not yet started to melt.

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Categories: Rice, Beans, Pasta & Noodles

2 Comments on “Orzo with Prosciutto”

  1. Nikki
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    I have loved fresh parsley since I was a child. Your bush of it looks delicious!

    • Mrs Beans
      Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

      Erik’s father loves it as well! I never knew anyone actually ate it until back in the day when I’d watch him work his way through one of those big bunches that you buy at the grocery store.

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