I’ve never made orzo salad before but I figured it was worth giving a go. I think of orzo as rice shaped pasta and at $4 for 2 x 500g bags at Nosh last week, it was worth a whirl.
250g of orzo made enough for 2 nights dinners for 2 people and a lunch. So in theory, my $4 of orzo will be enough for 20 portions. Yowzers!
I just boiled the orzo for about 7 minutes in salted water, drained and mixed with pesto, halved cherry tomatoes and avocado. Served with a grilled mushroom topped with cheese and herbs and a sexy slab of marinated rump.
It’s a fast, easy weekday dinner that gets me excited about the warmer weather.
I’ve never quite understood pasta in the shape of rice. But I do love the avocado and pesto you’ve paired with it. It must be a lovely fresh tasting salad.
It is a bit odd I suppose. But I love pasta salad and I’ve never been a fan of the idea of rice salad. So this is a good way to eat “rice” cold.