Creamy Mushroom and Garlic Orzo


4 TBS butter
3 TBS chopped Garlic
1 lb Orzo pasta, cooked al dente
2 cups fresh Baby Bella Mushrooms, chopped
2 cups fat free half and half
¼ cup white wine
1/2 cup grated Asiago (or Parmesan) cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley
garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika to taste

*Broiled Salmon filets*

Melt 3 TBS the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and mushrooms, sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Saute until browned. Add in the flour and stir together a minute or two to cook out the flour. Pour the white wine in and scrape the bottom of the pan. While stirring, slowly add in all of the half and half. Simmer all together for about 5 minutes, add in the Parsley and mix in the cooked orzo, most of the cheese and the rest of the butter. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until butter is melted. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and parsley and served with broiled Salmon on top.