Tre Stelle® Piave Orzo with Peas and Asparagus

Deliciously nutty Piave cheese pairs wonderfully with the fresh peas and asparagus in this recipe. Whole-grain rotini pasta is a great substitute for the orzo.
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Cheese: Piave   Course: Mains

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

½ cup | 125 mL
heavy cream 


1 cup | 250 mL
chicken or vegetable broth 


1 tsp | 5 mL
lemon juice 


2 tsp | 10 mL
lemon zest, grated 


1 ½ cups | 375 mL
Tre Stelle® Piave Cheese, shredded or grated 


1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed into 2” lengths 


1 ½ cups | 375 mL
fresh or frozen peas 


2 cups | 500 mL
orzo | rice shaped pasta


¼ cup | 50 mL
Italian parsley, chopped 


Additional shredded Tre Stelle® Piave for garnish

PREPARATION

In a medium saucepan over medium heat bring cream, chicken or vegetable broth to a slow boil. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and Piave cheese, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring often, until cheese is melted.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, add orzo and cook for approximately 5 minutes; add asparagus and peas, continue cooking until pasta is al dente and vegetables are tender - approximately 4 additional minutes.

Drain pasta and vegetables and return to saucepan; stir in cream cheese sauce and parsley. Garnish with additional Piave and serve.

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Created By: Tre Stelle Kitchen

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