expressivesole cooks: shrimp orzo risotto

Ever since Mr. Best Boyfriend and I have started our daily at home meals, we have decided to try to use up all the ingredients we have bought in two weeks, incorporate them into two different meals. For example, one week we will use mushrooms in a risotto and the next week we will use the mushrooms as a pizza topping – this ensures that we don’t waste food or money.

Shrimp Orzo Risotto
I did not use an exact recipe for this dinner but instead just used my senses.  I know the ingredients I used included: mushrooms, red bell pepper, onions shrimp, orzo, heavy cream, salt and pepper, shredded parmesan, and chicken broth.

I boiled the orzo until soft and while that was cooking, I sauteed the mushroom, red bell pepper, and onions. After everything is cooked, I pour the chicken broth into the saute pan along with the mushroom, red bell pepper, and onions, and then I add the already cooked orzo into the saute pan. After it boils, add ~2 tbs of heavy cream and bring to a boil while stirring. I then season the shrimp with pepper and salt to taste and cook until pink. I think chop up the shrimp and add to the orzo. Done! A perfectly yummy dinner.


p.s I am getting really good at this thing called cooking.

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