I'm no TBTAM, but I like cooking. For those who haven't already made her green beans, you really ought to try them. Fabulous.
This is my new favorite summer recipe, so I thought I'd share. It originally called for chicken breasts to be cooked with the orzo, but I'm trying to eat less meat, and besides, the chicken added nothing. Still, if you like a little more protein, brown them lightly in a frying pan before lying them on top of the orzo as it simmers.
Orzo with Mediterranean Tomatoes and Feta
10 oz grape tomatoes, halved
12 pitted kalamata olives, quartered
1/4 cup snipped fresh flat parsley
2 T capers, rinsed
2 T red wine vinegar
2 t extra virgin olive oil
1 t dried basil
1 can chicken broth
1 c dried orzo
crumbled feta cheese
1. Mix first 7 ingredients together. They're best if they marinate a little while (I try to make this part in the early afternoon and refrigerate), and keep for a few days without looking old.
2. When you're ready to eat, boil the chicken broth, and add the orzo. Simmer covered 10-12 minutes.
3. Dinner is served! Make a bed of orzo on your plate, spoon the tomato mixture over, and sprinkle liberally with feta.
Easy, simple, delicious. Just how I like to cook. Hey, and it has the word "mediterranean" in the title. Must be good for you too!
Word of warning, recipe as written makes smallish servings. I usually double for a family sized meal.
If you try it, let me know how you like it!