Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summertime Orzo

Summertime Orzo
I love orzo in the summer. I can stuff so much veggies in it and it'll taste refreshing. Even though I'm having pasta. WAHAHAHA.

This is a pretty awesome dish. A little goes a long way and you can serve it with any grilled protein or any pan fried fish fillet. We had it with pan fried halibut the other night. Darn yummy.

Summertime Orzo
(serves 4-6)

  • 2 cups dry orzo
  • 1 cup snap peas, sliced on a bias
  • 1 bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • Herb butter (optional)

  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil. Cook orzo until al dente. Drain.
  2. Heat up a skillet over medium high heat. Add oil. Once it's shimmery, add mushrooms and cook until they start getting some colour. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook for a minute or so until the onion starts to soften and garlic is fragrant.
  3. Toss in peas and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix in orzo until well combined. Add more salt and pepper if needed. 
  5. Serve with grilled protein and top with a pat of herb butter.