orzo with vegetables & mizithra

ελληνικα

you’re home, it’s late, you’re hungry. you were too busy to go to the super market so you should have only the basics. well the basics are more than enough… my parents used to say – ok I admit, they keep saying it; “keep some kritharaki (orzo) in your kitchen, just in case honey!”. so this is for all the busy, hungry people out there!

  the recipe

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ingredients

  • 200gr. orzo
  • 2,5 lt. water
  • 160gr. mushrooms
  • 20gr. dry mizithra cheese (or any other dry salty cheese)
  • 20ml. olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 fresh onions (the green part)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2tsp. thyme (dry or fresh)
  • salt & pepper

 

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directions

  • Put in a pot the water with some salt and warm it up.
  • At the same time peel the onions and garlics and wash the mushrooms.
  • When the water boils add the orzo in the pot and stir a little bit. Keep the fire in a medium level and boil for 15′-17′. Always try it every now and then to keep track.
  • While orzo is boiling use a deep pan or even a pot, warm it up in medium fire and add the olive oil.
  • Cut the onions, garlic and mushrooms in fine thin slices 2cm thick.
  • Add them into the pan with the olive oil and mix well.
  • Add also the spices thyme, salt, pepper and keep the fire in a low level. The vegetables should ‘sweat’ and not get fried! Cook there for 10′-12′. They should be soft and juicy and keep their lovely colour.
  • In the meantime the orzo should be ready. Drain it well and mix it with the vegetables a little bit before they’re ready.
  • Serve with some lovely grated Mizithra cheese and…

Enjoy!

Tips!

> Since the concept here is ‘back to basics’ and ‘basics’ is for everyone different, if you don’t have mushrooms you can add carrots, red/green peppers, courgette or even some fresh tomato!

> Mizithra could be hard to find so if don’t have (yet) a Greek friend try Amazon!

you’re home, it’s late, you’re hungry. you were too busy to go to the super market so you should have only the basics. well the basics are more than enough… my parents used to say – ok I admit, they keep saying it; “keep some kritharaki (orzo) in your kitchen, just in case honey!”. so this is for all the busy, hungry people out there!

 

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