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.Prep Time:
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Makes 4 servings
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
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.