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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Parmesan and Sun Dried Tomato Orzo

A light and easy side dish that takes almost no effort. Its a nice change from rice or a heavy pasta.

Parmesan and Sun Dried Tomato Orzo
(Makes 3 servings)

1 cup orzo
3-4 sun-dried tomato pieces, packed in oil, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp olive oil
2 T milk
2 T chicken stock

Boil water for orzo according to package directions. When it comes to a boil, add salt and orzo and cook to al dente. Heat a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. When hot, add garlic and sun-dried tomatos. Saute for a couple minutes, until orzo is done, drain orzo and return to skillet. Add milk and chicken stock, stirring frequently. Add spinach, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes and cook until melted and serve hot.

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