This is a recipe that seems elegant when you serve it, but it is so easy to cook. The orzo and mushrooms make this dish hearty and filling. The creaminess of the sauce is from the brown butter, which you make yourself, and the parmesan cheese. Elevate the flavor profile with some dry white wine or cooking sherry, and dinner is ready!
Using Great Low Carb Pasta - Orzo, you can keep this recipe low-carb, keto, and weight loss-friendly. Each serving of the orzo has only 7 grams of net carbs. It includes 12 grams of dietary fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar and delay hunger for longer after you eat.
The Great Low Carb Pasta - Orzo has 18 grams of protein. That is more than the amount in a 2-ounce serving of chicken. Together with the cheese and mushrooms, each serving has enough protein. But you can add more - chicken and shrimp both work great. So does a flaky white fish.
This recipe has mushrooms, but you can add more vegetables. Chopped spinach blends in nicely. Asparagus tips are another great option. When serving it, you can add a side salad with olive oil and vinegar to keep it low-carb. Steamed vegetables are also good.
Recipe for Low-Carb Orzo with Brown Butter, Mushrooms, and Parmesan Cheese
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes