It’s been rather cold here as you all know, thank goodness we don’t have all the snow as those up north going through the troubles of Snow Storm Nemo. Thankfully there’s no snow but as locals tell us the temps usually are more higher and more sunshine is prevalent this time of the year. Whew! I was afraid we moved to a really cold place again – but as we’re told that’s not really the case. So, I found this recipe from a new site I found called Babble. Apparently it has some sort of connection to Disney but yea we don’t have kids so I can’t even suggest I’m an expert on the site. We did however like this recipe since it was easy to prepare and our local grocery had all the ingredients easily accessible. Really California and Arizona are you have that many issues with cold temps this year that you can’t transport fresh produce to us in the cold regions? Thankfully we loved this recipe! It does make a lot of food but hey, it’s super easy to put together so whose complaining? (Note I changed the ingredients a bit)
1 large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb spinach, fresh or frozen, defrosted
1 – 15 oz can diced Italian tomatoes
1 lb package orzo pasta
2 quarts chicken-free or vegetable stock
2 quarts water
1. Preheat a large soup. Drizzle with olive oil. Add onions and saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for 2 – 3 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, spinach, chicken-less stock and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.
2. Add orzo cook for 12 – 15 minutes, or until orzo is tender.
Note: This recipe does freeze well but the liquids do get absorbed by the orzo so you might want to add extra liquid if you are thinking of freezing for later.