Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Orzo

“Have been looking for different recipes using orzo, as it is like rice, and maybe my Cubans won't say no! So will be posting quite a few - they may not be well accepted by the residents but they are still great or even fantastic dishes! Found on the internet but can't remember exactly where. Perhaps, the blue cheese is too heavy a flavor so why not Saga's Brie & Blue Cheese? Have yet to try it but am looking for a special occasion so that I won't feel guilty about eating the cheese.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat butter and oil in a large skillet over low heat.
  4. Cook onion in this mixture with brown sugar until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from pan with a spoon and drain on paper towels.
  6. In a large bowl, combine blue cheese (or Brie & Blue Cheese if using), mascarpone, crushed red pepper flakes, onion, ground nutmeg (just a pinch) and mix well.
  7. Toss cheese mixture with spinach and pasta, season with salt and pepper and serve.

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