Sunday

Orzo Pasta with Greens !

Recipe: Cooked Orzo pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic salt and herbs !

OrzoPasta with Greens


   This is another recipe using beet greens, a simple pasta. I’ve used the orzo pasta, which is  rice shaped and looks like a poha once it is cooked. The name Orzo itself means rice shaped pasta, and is mostly used in soups and salads, but also can be a good substitute for rice in pilafs and vice versa, although I prefer to use it as a light meal or in soups and salads. One can get a colorful rainbow orzo which is made with different vegetables and is a good one for salads.
   We wanted to have something light for dinner. So had prepared this dish which  is very simple, quick, no frills recipe and perfect with greens and olive oil. But do add any other ingredients if preferred! This goes to Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Reeni of Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup Orzo pasta
1 1/2 cup greens(used beet greens)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
garlic salt for taste
dry basil leaves for garnish (just a sprinkle)
dry parsley leaves for garnish (just a sprinkle)


Preparation Method
1. Boil water and add the orzo pasta and let it cook till soft(al dente), takes about 7 – 10 minutes. Drain the extra water or save if needed for soups. (Do not rinse with cold water)
2. On low to medium heat, stir in the greens, olive oil, garlic salt, basil and parsley to the vessel containing cooked orzo.
3. Continue to stir till any water, if present is evaporated. Remove from heat and serve as a side or a light meal.
 OrzoPasta with Greens (2)  Preparation Time : 15 mins
Serves: 2 - 3

24 comments:

Nithya Praveen said...

I love Orzo...this is a very simple and an easy recipe .Bookmarking this!

Sushma Mallya said...

Never tried orzo,but looks very delicious...and beautiful flowers too...

Pari said...

Hi SE, the pasta invites me beacuse of it's simplicity, I have not used this pasta till now, should pick this in my next visit to the grocer.

Silpa said...

Nice click. love the presentation

Ms.Chitchat said...

This seems to be quite simple and tasty recipe. Looks good too.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

Orzo with greens, wat a fantastic idea..never combined pastas with greens..

Deepa G Joshi said...

a simple and yet healthy dish..

Joanne said...

What a fabulously simple pasta dish! Orzo is really good for things like this.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear SE
This simple pasta looks so different and the taste will be unique too. Must try ..simple recipes are most difficult to make as u know too :-)
Happy cooking

Tina said...

Simple and delicious recipe...Nice clicks too....

SE(Denufood) said...

hey thanks.for stopping by and for wonderful comments...do try this pasta..it is very tempting and looks like rice..

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. and wonderful presentation.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks yumm and delicious.

Sanjana said...

Orzo is such a fantastic ingredient- love your recipe!

kitchen queen said...

mouth watering pasta, am I invited to taste it?

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hmmm...orzo pasta luks nice...have never tried it, vl try now...good idea of using beet greens

Spice said...

Perfect for the light meal....nice presentation.

kothiyavunu said...

Pasta with greens..love the great idea..will try soon..:)Looks yummm

Sarah Naveen said...

Orzo is my fav among other pastas..looks absolutely delicious.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks very tempting, Orzo' one of my fav' variety of pastas.

PJ said...

I love orzo.. and this preparation looks so yummy!

Cham said...

Better way to dig the green with pasta! Simple and delicious!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a great way to enjoy orzo, one of my favorites! It looks really delicious and vibrant with all those greens! Thanks for sending it to Presto Pasta Nights!

The Food Hunter said...

I love orzo and this recipe sounds perfect!

Related Posts with Thumbnails