Since I didn’t go to the grocery store last week, I had limited choices for my pick of the week. The hubby and I made a random trip to Trader Joe’s and one of the four items we came out with was orzo. I’ve heard of orzo. I’ve probably eaten at some point in my life, but since I had no distinct memory of it, I decided that it could count as my pick of the week.
The best thing I learned about orzo? It’s high in protein!!! 7g per serving.
The worst thing I learned about orzo? They don’t sell it at my grocery store. I’m gonna have to stock up next time I see it.
Evidently orzo is most popularly used in soup, which I was unaware of until I started writing this post. However, using it in soup just happens to be one of the ways I used it this week!
I made some chicken and vegetable soup and at the last minute, decided to add orzo instead of regular noodles. The result? FABULOUS! It is definitely my new go-to noodle for soups. It’s small enough that it lets you focus on the other ingredients, but still big enough to have a noodle-y presence.
The other way we tried orzo this week was in a pasta salad type dish. We cooked the orzo and added some veggies and bacon. It made a deliciously filling main dish.
You could also use orzo to make:
Bottom line: Go buy some orzo immediately and give it a try!
So tell me, have you ever had orzo? What’s your favorite recipe?
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