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Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms

Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms

Since changing my eating habits to a more plant based focused, I have been on a mission to find quick and hearty dishes that are easy to make and taste fantastic. I am a big fan of sauteed mushrooms because of the meatiness and flavor, so combining them with a pasta was a natural choice. For this recipe, I decided to go with orzo pasta because of the small shape and ease of cooking. A quick 10 minutes in some boiling water and it is ready to go. Of course orzo is versatile in the many different ways you can actually cook it and perhaps I will go into more detail in another blog post on here.

If you are looking for something quick, easy and healthy then be sure to give this recipe a try.

Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms

A quick and hearty lunch
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: mushroom, orzo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: James Adams


  • 1 package 16 ounces orzo pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook orzo in boiling water for 10 minutes or until it becomes al dente. Drain orzo.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender and lightly browned.
  • In a large bowl, place orzo, mushroom mixture, pecans, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper and remaining oil; toss to combine.

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Hello world, my name is James Adams and I am one of the folks behind noobcuisine. In the past I truly fancied myself as a meat and potatoes sorta guy and cooking for me....Well, if it wasn't chili, spaghetti or BBQ, I was clueless. So when my eating life changed to more vegan lite, the noob came out full force in trying to figure out how to make all these new food dishes. Now I get to share that journey with you.

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We are James and Rachel Adams. Welcome to our happy space. We have always been foodies at heart so we created this blog to share our love of food with you and hopefully inspire fellow noob cooks to pick up that spatula and make something amazing.