Pork Sausage Orzotto


  • 2 lemons
  • 2 pork sausage links
  • 6 ounces orzo pasta
  • 2 teaspoons Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • 1 cup peas
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Wash and dry produce. Zest lemon until you have 3 teaspoons; quarter lemon.
  2. Remove sausage from casing; discard casing. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and season with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned, 4-6 minutes (it'll finish cooking in the next step).
  3. Once sausage is browned, stir in orzo, stock concentrate, and 4 cups of water. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is cooked through and orzo is tender, 10-12 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine peas and butter, and a big pinch of salt. Microwave until tender, 2-3 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and juice from 4 lemon wedges; set aside.
  5. Once orzo is tender, stir cream cheese and 4 tablespoons water into pan until fully incorporated. Using a slotted spoon, transfer lemony peas to pan and stir to combine. Taste adn season with salt and pepper. If orzotto is too thick, add 1 tablespoon water at a time until creamy. Divide orzotto between bowls and serve with lemon wedges on the side. If you've got some on hand, sprinkle with a pinch of chili flakes.
Recipe from the kitchen of Every Plate.


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