A creamy, cheesey pasta dish you can eat with a spoon. Great comfort food. This was my first time trying turkey ham, and it tastes exactly like real ham!! How fun.
1 lb orzo pasta 1 tablespoons olive oil 1 large shallot, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 lb turkey ham, cubed 1 1/4 cups soy milk 1 cup frozen peas, thawed 3/4 cup soy parmesan cheese, grated salt & freshly ground black pepper
Bring a heavy large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender,about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, and saute until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the ham and cook until they are heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the half and half and peas. Add the orzo and toss to coat. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the Parmesan to the pasta mixture and toss to coat. Stir in some reserved cooking liquid until pasta is desired consistancy. Season the orzo with salt and pepper, and serve.
Adapted from a recipe by KelBel on Recipezaar, who adapted it from a recipe by Giada on the Food Network!
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