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For those that have never tried it…wild rice tastes slightly nutty. It is very good (very good for you) and even better when cooked in broth. We made this recipe and much to my delight, everyone loved it. Rice & pasta together – what a concept!

Orzo, Wild Rice & Mushroom Casserole

1 cup – orzo
1 cup – wild rice
3-6 cups – broth
4-5 cups – sliced mushrooms (i used white button & shiitake)
12 tbsp – oil
2 tbsp – butter
1/2 cup – parsley
salt & pepper to taste

Wild Rice: simmer 1 cup wild rice in 3 cups liquid for 45-50 minutes
Orzo: simmer 1 cup orzo to 2.5-3 cups liquid for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed

Saute mushrooms in oil/butter and cook until liquid has almost evaporated.  Add parsley, salt & pepper and stir to combine.  Mix together cooked rice and orzo.  Spread your mushroom mixture on top.  Serve.

This dish might seem like alot of work…but it’s really quite simple, healthy and goes with most meats!

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