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Friday, May 7, 2010

Stewed Tomato and Orzo


I've been having a mild case of the sniffles and sneezes lately. I don't want to get sick. I. WILL. NOT. GET. SICK!!! I'm take every precaution in making sure that I'm well enough before my trip. That's the worst thing that could happen. *crossing fingers* So I've got juice and tea and fruits and veggies and...and...soups and...stews in mind for the next couple weeks. I'm not leaving anything to chance. Allergies beware I ain't giving in without a fight! :)

Anyway...I actually wanted tomato soup, but ended up making this. A tomato stew, of sorts...with diced tomatoes, chopped carrots, orzo, ans some veggie stock. Simple and easy and tomato-y goodness. Have I mentioned that I love tomatoes?

Serves 2


Stewed Tomato and Orzo

1 12oz can vegetable stock
1 12 oz can diced tomato
1 large garlic clove
1 large carrot - peeled and rough chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c uncooked orzo
pepper to taste.

In a pot, sauce the garlic in the olive oil for 30 seconds. Then add the tomato sauce and stock. Bring the whole thing to a slight boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer. Stir occasionally. Add the carrots and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the carrots had become tender. 10 minutes before serving add the orzo. Again stirring occasionally so that the orzo will not stick to the pot. Season with pepper to taste.  The orzo will absorb some of the sauce.

18 comments:

Tangled Noodle said...

I'm sniffling away, too! Definitely take care of yourself - it's a long and tiring haul to PI. You'll want to be healthy to fully enjoy your trip!

I've love a bowl of this right now, maybe toss in some sausages or shrimps . . . mmmmm!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Looks like the perfect comforting bowl for someone with the sniffles. I love tomatoes, too. Especially when paired with any sort of pasta. Yum. Take care of yourself! You don't want to be sick on your trip!

5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds yummy and comforting! I hope you won't get sick, get plenty of rest!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wonderful dish. Sounds like it would be very hearty and comforting. I feel like i could go for some right now. I just have no energy today. This could really perk me up.
*kisses* HH

Pam said...

A simple and comforting dish. Hope your sniffles go away soon.

Bob said...

Looks awesome, much better than any tomato soup I've seen.

OysterCulture said...

Stay well before your trip - lots of fruit smoothies and such.

This dish is one of my favorites - there is just something some comforting about orzo - I like tossing in a protein and a bit of feta in mine, but your version is so versatile.

Diana said...

Fight the germs!!! I still swear by Zicam even with all the warnings about potential side effects.

pigpigscorner said...

I cook a lot of tomato based stuff too, so yummy! This looks very comforting, take care!

Ameena said...

Oh Jenn...I hope you don't get sick. Positive thoughts for sure.

I love your orzo. That and a glass of juice will hopefully keep you healthy!

Muneeba said...

You show those sniffles that attitude, girl! Orzo looks super yummy ... I'd eat it, even though I'm feeling just fine .. hopefully u will too, very very soon!

Sook said...

The orzo looks fabulous with the tomato sauce. :)

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds like a perfect meal to make you feel better. Tomato with orzo sounds great!

Chow and Chatter said...

great well soon I have been feeling the same well looks yum and good for keeping you healthy lol Rebecca

Donna-FFW said...

Feel better!!! That bowl of soup looks fantastic, very healthy!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This looks so comforting! I hope it helped take care of your sniffles!

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