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Last month, my friend Shannon (who is a Special Education teacher) came to visit me for the day during her spring break. In addition to our adventures around town, we decided to plan and cook a meal together. She has been really into making risotto lately, so we found a delicious recipe, gathered ingredients, and set to work. The results were amazing — so creamy, so tangy, so delicious. I told her I wanted to feature the recipe over here at The Snarky Schoolteacher. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that a risotto, while delicious and totally worth all the effort, is more than most tired teachers want to tackle on a weeknight. Especially at this point in the school year!
So, I sat with my thoughts for a while. Surely, I thought, there must be a way to make this easier. Why can't you have your risotto, and eat it too?
And then it dawned on me.
For the longest time, I did not realize that risotto was made with a special, specific kind of rice. I always thought it was made with orzo pasta. What if I made a faux risotto with orzo instead of rice? So I went to my lab — I mean, kitchen — and set to work. I tried something, I tweaked the recipe, I tried it again... and finally, after much delicious trial and error, I reached a delicious, 30-minute, faux risotto... perfect for a delicious weeknight meal.
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