Orzo Italiano

Orzo Italiano
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

This recipe has a wonderful blend of flavours. The presentation with the poached egg is extraordinary! A bit of bright green, peppery arugula and some shavings of cheese, you are a star!


2 cups (500 mL) Orzo pasta
2 tbsp (30 mL) Butter
1 (8 oz/250 g) Package Cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
1 Small onion, finely chopped
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1 Small red pepper, diced
2 Schneiders® Grill’ems® Sausages, thinly sliced
1 (400 g) Package Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Italian Style Fully Cooked Chicken Strips
1/2 cup (125 mL) Grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup (250 mL) Chicken broth
4 Eggs, poached
3/4 cup (175 mL) Arugula
Salt and pepper


COOK orzo pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

HEAT butter in a large skillet over medium. Sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add peppers, sausage and chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes more. Stir in cooked orzo pasta, parmesan and chicken broth. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

SERVE, divided into four bowls. Top each bowl with a poached egg and arugula. Garnish with Parmesan cheese shavings if desired.


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