Tuesday, July 6, 2010
This is what happens when you've got nothing in the fridge and nothing in the pantry but tomato sauce, a couple fresh tomatoes and orzo pasta. Plus a few dry herbs here and there. And some garlic. Must not forget the handful cheese, too. Overall, I'm loving that this is packed with tomato-y goodness.
It's basically a "lazy to go to the market" kind of meal.
Tomato and Orzo
1 c uncooked orzo
1 12oz can tomato sauce
1 medium beefy tomato - quartered and seeded
2 large garlic cloves
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp dry thyme
1 Tbsp dry oregano
1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
shredded cheese (optional)
In a small drizzle of oil, saute the garlic for 30 seconds. Add the tomato and cook until the tomatoes have released their juices. Then add the tomato sauce. Bring the sauce to a slight boil on high heat covered. Once boiling reduce the heat and simmer to a few minutes. Add the dry herbs, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir to combine. Then add the orzo. Stir to combine once again.
Add the orzo and cook until it absorbs the sauce and has a creamy like consistency. Roughly 8 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid the orzo from sticking to the pan. Once cooked. Serve in bowl and sprinkle some shredded cheese on top.