orzo is so fun to say

its also delicious to eat.  meeka and ryan actually introduced me to this yummy pasta as well as a favorite of theirs and a new one of mine.  after my earlier posting of the frantic and frustrating times of cooking it was very reassuring to hear that i was not in it all by myself.  elisabeth and meeka have both shared some yummy recipes.  in fact on our last visit to p-town 2 weeks ago, meeka made her ever famous steak rub which after tasting it- is absolutely freakin’ spectacular.  you have to make it yourself.  

 back to orzo. so many of you may have heard this story about our electricity going out in our kitchen one night in the middle of us finally figuring out what to do for dinner.  you also know that we live in an ancient, okay fine, 1920’s building which means that you don’t have those lovely breaks so just flip back and forth.  we have the amazingly old glass fuses that if you twist the wrong way or do it incorrectly blow your entire electricity and possibly your face.  that and we didn’t have fuses in possession.  i’ll also preface this with our apt manage is a metro city bus driver who works a split shift on saturday nights which essentially means ‘who knows when he’ll get back’- it could be an hour or it could be 12am.  needless to say we were starving and in our famished mindset took a quick mental note of what was in our fridge, looked in our pantry and decided that we only had one go at this.  any food taken out had to stay out incase we werent able to get the fuse fixed until the next day. that and we were too lazy to get a cooler of ice.  yeah yeah yeah- overraction you say.  but when you grow up in a humid, hot environment these are things you resort to. 

 

the end result was us grabbing dubliner cheese, a red onion, the sundried tomatoes in olive oil, a can of black olives, garlic and a box of orzo.  and voila you have an amazing meal.  in fact it was so good we’ve used it multiple times and have gotten quite the compliments.  yah for experimenting under pressure.  

reciepe: 

-boil water and then add orzo. follow instructions on back of box. 
– cut large red onion into thick slices  
– open and drain can of black olives
– once orzo is done drain in colander
– place pot that you used to cook the orzo in back on the stove. lower head to medium. 
– add 3 gloves of crushed garlic, olive olive (apprx 1 tbsp), and red onions. saute.  
–  add the orzo back into the pot, the can of olives and stir.
– sprinkle a dash of red pepper chili flakes.
– add in 3 large, heaping tablespoons of sundried tomatoes in olive oil (Trader Joes has a great one). stir.
– just before you’re about to serve grate the dubliner cheese over the orzo mixture and stir.
– grate another bowl for those who want to sprinkle more in on their own 
– oh yeah and we cooked spinach too with some garlic for veggies.   

and tada…this is what you get.  its actually really easy and huge hit. 
 

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orzo is so fun to say

its also delicious to eat.  meeka and ryan actually introduced me to this yummy pasta as well as a favorite of theirs and a new one of mine.  after my earlier posting of the frantic and frustrating times of cooking it was very reassuring to hear that i was not in it all by myself.  elisabeth and meeka have both shared some yummy recipes.  in fact on our last visit to p-town 2 weeks ago, meeka made her ever famous steak rub which after tasting it- is absolutely freakin’ spectacular.  you have to make it yourself.  

 back to orzo. so many of you may have heard this story about our electricity going out in our kitchen one night in the middle of us finally figuring out what to do for dinner.  you also know that we live in an ancient, okay fine, 1920’s building which means that you don’t have those lovely breaks so just flip back and forth.  we have the amazingly old glass fuses that if you twist the wrong way or do it incorrectly blow your entire electricity and possibly your face.  that and we didn’t have fuses in possession.  i’ll also preface this with our apt manage is a metro city bus driver who works a split shift on saturday nights which essentially means ‘who knows when he’ll get back’- it could be an hour or it could be 12am.  needless to say we were starving and in our famished mindset took a quick mental note of what was in our fridge, looked in our pantry and decided that we only had one go at this.  any food taken out had to stay out incase we werent able to get the fuse fixed until the next day. that and we were too lazy to get a cooler of ice.  yeah yeah yeah- overraction you say.  but when you grow up in a humid, hot environment these are things you resort to. 

 

the end result was us grabbing dubliner cheese, a red onion, the sundried tomatoes in olive oil, a can of black olives, garlic and a box of orzo.  and voila you have an amazing meal.  in fact it was so good we’ve used it multiple times and have gotten quite the compliments.  yah for experimenting under pressure.  

reciepe: 

-boil water and then add orzo. follow instructions on back of box. 
– cut large red onion into thick slices  
– open and drain can of black olives
– once orzo is done drain in colander
– place pot that you used to cook the orzo in back on the stove. lower head to medium. 
– add 3 gloves of crushed garlic, olive olive (apprx 1 tbsp), and red onions. saute.  
–  add the orzo back into the pot, the can of olives and stir.
– sprinkle a dash of red pepper chili flakes.
– add in 3 large, heaping tablespoons of sundried tomatoes in olive oil (Trader Joes has a great one). stir.
– just before you’re about to serve grate the dubliner cheese over the orzo mixture and stir.
– grate another bowl for those who want to sprinkle more in on their own 
– oh yeah and we cooked spinach too with some garlic for veggies.   

and tada…this is what you get.  its actually really easy and huge hit. 
 

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