All posts tagged: orzo

Whole Wheat Orzo + Roasted Vegetables

  This is a perfect Meatless Monday dinner. There are tons of vegetables, some healthy carbs and a bit of protein. But, I would also say that this would taste great as a side dish. It’s a star or a supporting actor. Your choice! Ingredients: 1 cup of whole wheat orzo 1 cup of mushrooms ( used Korean oyster mushrooms ) 1/2 a head of cauliflower cut up in pieces 4 bunches of baby bok choy 2-3 green onions, cut in half 2 sprigs of rosemary 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar salt + pepper to taste extra virgin olive oil for taste handful of slivered almonds Directions: 1. Place your cauliflower and mushrooms on one baking tray and your bok choy (whole) on another baking tray. |If you have a big enough tray/oven just do it on one.|  Coat with some olive oil, salt + pepper and fresh rosemary, chopped. In a 375 degree oven, roast for 25-30 minutes until everything is nicely browned. 2. Meanwhile, in a small pan, put your balsamic vinegar over a low …

Chicken + Orzo

  The flavor of the chicken is most certainly the reason to eat this dish. The reason to cook it is its “toss it in the oven and wash all your dishes before its time to eat” convenience. But, I liked it because I also got to use some of my fresh rosemary from my mini-garden and I just love to cut off bits of herbs like a real adult.  I ate this dish several times before it was gone as it made about 3 servings. Loves it! Ingredient List: 1/2 whole organic chicken, cut up in pieces 1 cup of whole wheat orzo 2-3 large asparagus, cut up 1 cup of veggie stock 1 small yellow onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced olive oil to fry chicken salt + pepper to taste 2-3 sprigs of rosemary leaves, chopped Directions: Heat a large pan to a high heat, add olive oil. Add  your diced onions and cook until translucent. Take out and set to the side. Season your chicken with salt + pepper. In batches, fry …