“Use what you’ve got” Orzo

“Use what you’ve got” Orzo

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I am declaring it the SUMMER OF ORZO! Seriously, I love this little pasta so much. And you can add just about anything you have to it!

In the spirit go using what we had **(see note below):
  • 1/2 bag of whole-wheat orzo
  • one head of broccoli, chopped into cute little trees
  • 1/4 red onion, diced small
  • some feta, diced (approx 1/4 c)
  • some peppers, diced (approx 1/4 c)
 
HERE’S HOW I MADE IT:
  1. I cooked the orzo according to the package.
  2. I washed and diced the broccoli then used my little @pamperedchef micro steamer to steam it (can’t say enough good things about these. I have used them for years and years and love them). I did mine for 3 minutes.
  3. I diced the peppers, red onion, and cubed the feta. *Scared of red onion? The beauty of the dressing is that it cuts the bite of the red onion, leaving it way easier on the breathe.
  4. Made a quick dressing: 1/3 c EVOO, 2 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, pinch of pepper (**double this if making an entire 1 lb. bag of orzo)
  5. I rinsed and drained the orzo, poured the dressing over it. Stirred. Added all the veggies, stirred. Added the feta. Stirred.
  6. Added a hefty twist from my pink salt grinder and another from my pepper grinder. Stirred.
  7. Let is sit at least an hour but tastes even better the next day! Keeps a good 4-5 days.
 
**Remember, YOU can change this based on what YOU have! No peppers but half a zucchini? Go for it! Red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice? Why not! Add some pine nuts. Add chicken. BE FREE, GO WILD!
 
 
 

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