Mushroom and Orzo Soup
Gourmet Soups, Stews, & Bisques
A simple, warming soup fortified with the meaty flavor of mushrooms.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup diced onions
4 ounces fresh wild mushrooms, sliced
10 ounces brown or cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons flour
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup dry orzo pasta
Salt and ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onions and mushrooms, and cook over medium heat 10-12 minutes until the vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.
Reduce the heat to low and stir in the flour.
Add the bay leaf. Bring the soup to a boil, stirring occasionally; then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
Add the orzo and simmer 6-8 minutes more, until the pasta is tender. Discard the bay leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper.