Sunday, January 9, 2011

Spinach and Orzo

Here's a nice side that goes well with the Greek style slow roasted chicken . It's a great alternative to potatoes.

1 cup dry orzo
Chicken or vegetable broth
4 cups baby spinach leaves
1 can mushrooms ( stems and pieces)
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbl olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the orzo in the broth according to package directions,  When draining, reserve about a cup of the broth.  Set aside.  In a medium saute pan, saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil until softened. Add the orzo and drained mushrooms and then start incorporating the spinach leaves, a few at a time, until combined.  If mixture seems dry, add a little of the cooking broth.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Note: I make this ahead of time, and when ready to serve, add some of the broth and microwave for a few minutes to warm.

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