Orzo with Sundried Tomatoes, Peas, & Parmesan
from Feeding My Folks.com
A great find from Pinterest, this is a fabulous warm side for chicken or pork. The parmesan gives it a buttery silkiness, and the sun dried tomatoes impart a tart, yet sweet flavor. It’s quick and easy too!
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup orzo
Dash red pepper flakes
¾ cup onion or shallots (diced small)
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
1 ½ cup vegetable stock
¼ cup sundried tomatoes (chopped)
1 cup frozen peas
½ cup parmesan (small chunks)
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium low heat. Add red pepper flakes and heat through for about 30 seconds. Add the orzo and sauté , stirring constantly until lightly toasted; 2 minutes.
Add onion or shallots and sauté until soft, another 2 minutes or so. Add minced garlic and stir for a minute.
Add vegetable stock, adjust heat to high until it starts to bubble. Turn down to low heat, cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until liquid is gone and orzo is cooked through.
Remove from heat, fluff with fork and add sun dried tomatoes and peas, salt and pepper. Add parmesan just before serving.