Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Orzo Pilaf

This is another easy Vegan Entree that comes together in the amount of time it takes to boil a pot of pasta : )

Orzo Pilaf:

Cook according to package directions and set aside
1 Pound orzo

In a large skillet, Saute
1 bag pepper & onion mix or 1 red bell pepper &1 onion in crescents
2  (4 oz) cans mushrooms, or 1 pound fresh
1 T garlic

1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp (or less) salt
Above prepared Orzo or rice

1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

Stir briefly to warm, and serve

Serving Tip: If you serve this with peas as a side dish, the flavors complement each other, and you ALSO get a complete protein! (I don't really worry about matching proteins much, but that's a topic for a future post)

Tip for dining with Omnivores: A dollop of plain yogurt is very nice on top of this pilaf. Also, cooked cubed chicken can be added to the Omnivore's portion of the dish, or a grilled chicken breast may be served along side.

Gluten Free Variation: I have made this dish with rice in place of orzo when serving Gluten-Free folks, and it turned out pretty nicely : )

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