It’s Christmas week and you’ve probably started developing a grocery list for everything you’ll need to make a delicious holiday meal. Before you head to the store, take a look at this recipe for an idea of what to do with your leftovers; you’ll probably want to add a couple of items to your list because this sounds too yummy to pass up! The recipe is from the family of Chef Andrew Haile, Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Natchez, Miss.
Cheesy Ham and Pea Orzo
1 shallot, minced
1.25 cups of heavy cream
1cup of frozen peas
3/4 cup of parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1pound of orzo
Add olive oil to stock pot and let heat up. Add chopped shallot and sauté until tender, approximately 2 minutes. Add ham and let warm.
Next, add dry orzo and stir. Add heavy cream and let cook. If it gets too thick, add chicken stock or water.
Close to the end add the frozen peas , cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.