Orzo with pancetta recipes

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Orzo with Bacon, Tomato and Cream Sauce

Orzo with Bacon, Tomato and Cream Sauce

I keep those little rectangular packs of pancetta in the fridge and along with some small packs of passata in the larder this becomes an almost store cupboard supper
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PASTA RISOTTO WITH PEAS AND PANCETTA

PASTA RISOTTO WITH PEAS AND PANCETTA

I have never cooked with orzo pasta before but I have to say this worked really well - it is just like risotto but a lot quicker and easier as you aren't constantly stirring and adding stock
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Orzo Risotto

Orzo Risotto

Finely dice the mushrooms and add to the pan, these should cook within a couple of minutes. Nigella uses pancetta, but I had bacon instead, and I decided to add mushrooms
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Pancetta and pea risotto

Pancetta and pea risotto

It cooks much quicker than a normal risotto as orzo pasta is used instead of risotto rice. Serve immediately in warm bowls, sprinkled with more fresh parmesan
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Winter minestrone with pancetta

Winter minestrone with pancetta

I’ve also used the tiny, rice-shaped pasta, orzo, but feel free to substitute with rice or any other small pasta or even broken spaghetti
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The not very well Meal Planned Monday

The not very well Meal Planned Monday

My online shop failed to deliver Orzo and substituted with Orecchiette.  However I managed to source some Riscossa from Hammerton Store so Nigella's Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta was duly made
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Valentine’s Day, Mushroom ‘Pastotto’, a romantic night in with the boys

Valentine’s Day, Mushroom ‘Pastotto’, a romantic night in with the boys

 If you don’t have it, you could use orzo pasta but recently I have seen jumbo cous cous in the supermarket which is very similar
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Pancetta & Pea Orzotto + Facebook Like Hike

Pour in the orzo, stir to coat it in the oil and combine with the pancetta and peas. Tomorrow, I will be launching a new link party with a difference called a Facebook Like Hike