Orzo with Sun Dried Tomatoes2014-03-14
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 20m
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat150
Protein9 oz. (250 g)
Orzo looks like grains of rice, but is actually rice shaped pasta you can cook and eat like any short pasta. You can add orzo to soups and stews or use as a substitute for rice.
Orzo with Sun Dried Tomatoes is similar to pasta with butter and cheese using orzo, diced chicken, sliced olives, and sun dried tomatoes.
Additions & Substitutions
You can replace the chicken with canned or cooked tuna, salmon, or other seafood.
Add bite sized pieces of cooked broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, artichoke hearts or combination of vegetables.
- 8 oz. (225 g) orzo
- Salt for cooking orzo (optional)
- 6 oz. (170 g) cooked chicken, diced
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) sun dried tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup pasta cooking water
- 1/4 cup (75 g) Mediterranean or other olives, sliced
- 2 tablespoons (15 g) butter
- 1/4 cup (20 g) Romano or parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) red pepper flakes
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Method of Preparation
Bring 2 qts/l of water to a rapid boil over high heat. Cook orzo per manufacturers recommended time until al dente
Meanwhile, combine butter and sun dried tomatoes in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Stir and set aside until orzo is cooked.
Drain orzo and add to bowl with remaining ingredients. Toss or stir to combine all ingredients. Serve.