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Caramelized Onion Orzo Recipe

Caramelized Onion Orzo features sweet caramelized onions, savory parmesan and white wine in a lovely side dish, perfect for enjoying with a grilled dinner.

It was only earlier this year that I tried making orzo for the first time, and I quickly discovered that I (and my kids) adore it. The tiny bits of pasta make a fabulous side dish.

Soft and adaptable, orzo easily takes on other flavors such as in this case where sweet caramelized onions play a dominant role.

Sweet onions are caramelized on a mixture of butter and olive oil until they are richly colored and soft. Cooked orzo is combined with the onions, white wine and parmesan and then cooked a little more to meld the flavors.

Finished off with a sprinkle of parsley, the caramelized onions give this orzo a wonderful sweetness that gets savory boosts from freshly grated parmesan, a little white wine and salt. It’s perfect for eating with a great grilled dinner.

Do you like orzo?

Caramelized Onion Orzo Recipe

Caramelized Onion Orzo Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Caramelized Onion Orzo features sweet caramelized onions, savory parmesan and white wine in a lovely side dish, perfect for enjoying with a grilled dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, , chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • sea salt
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Parsley, , chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the butter and olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high, until the butter is melted. Swirl the pan to mix the two.
  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, until browned at the edges. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a saucepan of water and cook the orzo to al dente. Drain.
  4. When the onions are soft, transcusent and golden brown, sprinkle with salt. Then add the orzo, white wine and parmesan, stirring well to combine. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped parsley.
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Chez Loulou

Wednesday 16th of June 2010

All I saw in the title was "Caramelized Onions" and I knew I would love it. Great looking recipe! Thanks! .-= Chez Loulou´s last blog ..ApĂ©ro Hour =-.