Maybe I should start a blog about all different kinds of noodle dishes, because they are seriously my favorite. I love noodles, and I love cheese, and I love when they come together fairly easily to make a delicious meal. I fell in love with orzo noodles last year and it seems like every recipe I find to make using them always turns out great. (I guess it might have to do with the fact that they all involve cheese too.) This recipe is no exception. I found the recipe on Pinterest, and you can find it here.
I honestly haven’ had the best luck with recipes that I’ve found through Pinterest – well, ones that I find first on there, not ones that are from blogs I already know and love. – but this one was a winner.
This orzo was delicious. It was fairly easy, and used ingredients that I almost always have at home. The only thing I changed was that I used some dried basil, since I didn’t have fresh basil on hand, and I didn’t add the optional pine nuts.
This recipe made enough for plenty of leftovers, and was light enough to have as a lunch – I don’t really like to have a big heavy meal in the middle of the day, especially while I’m at work. It reheated pretty well in the microwave, but it was obviously the best when it was freshly made. Since it isn’t a particularly hearty meal, it would also make a good side dish for a dinner, or to take to a potluck.
Ease: A-, it definitely needed attention paid to it, but not anything too difficult.
Taste: A, definitely delicious.
Would I make it again? Yes. Hopefully next time I’ll have some fresh basil, I’m sure that would make it even better!