Thursday, May 12, 2011
Herb & Garlic Orzo
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes (or until orzo is al dente)
1 cup orzo
3 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
¼ cup green garlic, chopped (if you can’t find green garlic – only found in spring farmers markets), just add another clove of garlic)
1. Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the orzo, cover and lover the heat to medium. Cook until the pasta is al dente ( 8-10 minutes). Drain.
2. While the orzo is cooking, prepare your herbs and garlic.
3. In the same saucepan, add a little olive oil plus the herbs and garlic. Return the pot to a low heat and toss until fragrant. Add the orzo and season with salt and pepper.
Great as a main with a salad or as a side instead of rice.