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Old 08-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #31
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I toss it with sauteed garlic, red bell pepper, black olives, low sodium chicken broth, herbs, spices, etc., then mix in some goat cheese until melted.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:33 PM   #32
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Even though it's an old topic/thread, glad it was bumped up for folks looking for orzo ideas.

(Greek) Stuffed peppers with orzo, ground lamb or beef, sun-dried tomatoes, feta & Greek seasonings.

Orzo salad w/ artichokes, tomatoes, feta cheese & (red wine) vinaigrette dressing.

Greek-style meatballs (w/lemon zest/lemon sauce) served over orzo.

(Greek) Meatball soup w/ orzo & vegetables of choice.

Orzo stuffed tomatoes.

Leftover orzo might be interesting in Arancini.

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #33
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(I posted this on tonight's dinner thread but thought I'd leave it here too for safe keeping)

I was inspired by the bump back of the Orzo thread tonight. Here's what I did..
1 cup of orzo cooked with two cups of water, along with a packet of Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, 2 tbs. olive oil, and 2 tbs. white wine vinegar.
It was simmered on the lowest setting of the burner for 15 min. and turned onto a sheet pan to chill in the fridge. The flavor of the orzo was wonderful! When it was chilled I turned it into a bowl and added fresh chopped parsley, basil, and chives along with some marinated artichoke hearts. On each plate I mounded the glorified orzo, topped with chilled cooked shrimp, some grated Italian cheeses and surrounded it with home grown tomato wedges. Then the whole thing was topped with a simple vinaigrette of white balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.
A real winner, if I do say so myself.

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #34
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That is just beautiful, Kayelle!
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #35
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Glad this thread was bumped up, too....I love orzo salad.

Kayelle, not sure why I can't view the picture, I just get a red X in a box....but it sounds really good! I also love artichoke hearts in my orzo salad, just made one last week. I like to add some of the liquid from the jar of marinated artichoke hearts, just to add a little more artichokey goodness.

I add cucumbers, sundried tomatoes in olive oil, black olives, feta cheese, a little oregano, and lemon juice. Now I want orzo salad again.

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