Kale and Orzo
Today I am busy with schoolwork so I made a quick, light dinner. Can’t beat a nice, healthy meal in 30 minutes.
I found this recipe on allrecipe.com and added a few extra ingredients.
Orzo with Kale
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
1 bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
1 large lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil: Sprinkle the turmeric over the boiling water and stir in the orzo; return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain. Scrape into a bowl and set aside.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic in the hot oil for a few seconds until it begins to bubble. Stir the kale into the garlic, cover the skillet with a lid, and cook for 10 mins. Remove the cover and continue cooking and stirring until the kale is tender, about 10 mins more. Stir the kale mixture into the orzo along with lemon juice, nutmeg, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
The flavor is mild and refreshing. I can’t wait to make it again.