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Faster Chef - Mushroom Orzo

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Stockbridge mushroom orzo, broad beans, peas, rocket winter Tuscany truffle and Lyburn cheese

Serves 2

Andy Mackenzie

Andy Mackenzie from Lainston House Hotel

400 g orzo (pasta rice) cooked and cooled
50 ml Hampshire rapeseed oil
300g Stockbridge mushrooms
1 shallot finely chopped
Half clove garlic finely chopped
30g peas
30g broad beans
100g Lyburn cheese grated
1tsp truffle paste
100 ml double cream    
40g chopped rocket
Shavings of winter truffle and Lyburn cheese

Mushroom Orzo

Mushroom Orzo


  • Sweat the shallot, garlic, and mushrooms in the oil until soft (this can be done before).
  • Add the broad beans & peas when hot.
  • Add the orzo, double cream, truffle paste and cheese make hot & add the chopped Rocket and shave some truffle & cheese over the top and serve piping hot (Winter Tuscany truffle is optional).
  • Serve with some crusty bread.

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