BGR! Eats: Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup

DSC_0426The weather lately has been bonkers and just when it gets cold enough for me to make a big pot of soup, the temperature spikes and it's Spring all over again. But this week it's been especially chilly so I decided to try out a new recipe I found on Pinterest. I love Orzo and this dish is super easy to make! Hopefully it warms you up on this chilly day! Enjoy!         A few things to note:
  • Definitely season to taste. I had to add quite a bit of my own seasonings because it was a little bland. Try adding Italian season along with fresh basil, salt and pepper. It made all the difference.
  • I went way overboard on the orzo. Which made it more of a pasta rather than a soup. The recipe calls for a pound, but I would only do half a pound. Especially if you are thinking of adding anything extra (meat, other veggies, etc.)
  • I had some mushroom that needed to be cooked, so I added it to the mix. Feel free to experiment with other veggies to give it some extra heartiness.
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Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup

Ingredients

1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 lb spinach, fresh or frozen, defrosted 1 – 15 oz can diced Italian tomatoes (with oregano and basil) 1 lb package orzo pasta 2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock 2 quarts water olive oil

Method

1. Preheat a large stock pot.

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2. Drizzle with olive oil.

3. Add onions and saute until tender.

4. Add garlic and saute for 2 – 3 minutes.

5. Add canned tomatoes,

spinach, chicken or vegetable stock and water.

6. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.

7. Add orzo cook for 12 – 15 minutes, or until orzo is tender.

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