1/4 cup of vegan margarine or olive oil
2-3 cloves of minced garlic
2 cups uncooked orzo (16 oz bag)
4-5 cups of vegetable stock (or 4-5 cups water plus some bouillon
3 tbsp of tomato paste
1 bag of frozen vegetables or whatever you have on hand
salt, pepper, parsley to taste
- Heat the margarine or olive oil in a large saucepan on
medium-high and add the garlic and saute for a minute or two (make
sure it doesn't brown or burn).
- Add in the uncooked orzo and let it soak up the margarine/oil
as you stir it around.
- Add in the vegetable stock, tomato paste, seasonings and
vegetables. Stir a few times until the mixture comes to a boil.
- Cover and let simmer for about 15 mins or so until the orzo is
cooked. Check every 5 mins and stir to make sure things aren't
sticking to the bottom. If the liquid is completely absorbed but the
orzo isn't done yet, add a little more liquid. Taste, re-season and
Your question and comments are welcome