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You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Coarsely chop spinach.
Core tomatoes and cut into 1/2" dice.Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into 1/4" dice.Mince garlic.Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.
Marinate the Tomatoes
In a mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, half the pesto (reserve remaining for orzotto), and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
Cook the Sausage
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tsp. olive oil and Italian sausage to hot pan. Break into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.Transfer sausage to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Start the Orzotto
Return pan used to cook sausage to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.
Add onion to hot pan and stir occasionally until tender and lightly browned, 6-8 minutes.Add garlic and cook, 1 minute.
Finish Orzotto and Finish Dish
Add 3 cups water, chicken base, and orzo. Cover, and bring to a simmer.
Once simmering, stir occasionally until orzo is tender, 10-12 minutes.Stir in 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, spinach, cream base, remaining pesto, Parmesan, and sausage. Stir occasionally until spinach is lightly wilted, 1-2 minutes.If too thick, add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time and up to 1/4 cup, until desired consistency is reached. Remove from burner.Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping orzotto with marinated tomatoes. Bon appétit!
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