August 11, 2008

AWED: 'Orzo with Pasta sauce'

One thing I got to know the first day I moved into this house is about my health conscious 'roomie'. She is sweet and adorable and I must say, I haven't seen such a levelheaded foodie uptil now. She hardly uses 'oil' or any unhealthy fats for that matter in her cooking, yet her dishes are yummy and droolworthy.

She always says with a twinkle in her eye - " My tastebuds are used to simple stuff now! and I wanna make every effort to be hale and healthy even in my old age". ..:)

As I enter the kitchen today, I see her cooking 'Orzo' for her dinner. Its strange that I never experimented with this Italian rice pasta before, though I first heard about it from Dhivs and her 'Stuffed Bell Peppers with Orzo' recipe.

I was inquisitive for what my roomie was upto, so there I was keenly observing her recipe, making a mental note and eagerly wondering - 'How does it taste?? Hmmm'..
So, here is 'Orzo with Pasta sauce' recipe of my roomie and also the additions I wanna add to suit my taste buds..:D


1 packet of Orzo
5 tbsp (store bought) Pasta Sauce
1/2 medium Onion, chopped
2 tsp of 21 Seasoning Salute (or any other Italian Seasoning)
PAM spray (or) 1/2 tsp of Olive Oil


1. Boil enough water and add Orzo to it. Cook until completely done.

2. In a separate pan, take oil and saute the onions.

3. Add the pasta sauce to cooked Orzo and mix for couple of minutes.

4. Stir in the sauteed onions and then the seasoning.

5. Serve warm.

My twist: Transfer the contents into a casserole dish, top it with some shredded cheese and bake until the cheese melts... Y.U.M.M.Y!!

Off this simple Orzo dish goes to Dhiv's this month's AWED: Italian..:)

Goodnight and Chao,


  1. i'm sure your roomie is also drooling at your food! :) yum!

  2. Orzo with pasta sauce looks so yummy!
    hugs and smiles

  3. that looks delicious Siri! Great picture.

  4. Now u started ur camera nautanki there too is it ;-) hehehehe Am sure its gng to be all masti at your place. So finally u got ur hands at glad u liked it ...Melted cheese on cooked orzo = heaven! Thanks for sending it my way babes :)


  5. This looks so cute. I need to go find a pack of orzo now!

  6. Havent tried orzo...Looks simple n easy..

  7. Great to note that you tried a dish with orzo..I haven't tried much of Italian other than pizza(that too more of Indianised)..Good attempt,Siri :)

  8. aha...even i haven't tried out anything with Orzo before. Surprising isnt it, us foodies, we hear and read about so mnay wonderful recipes and ingredients and manage to make some of them, but still miss out on lots!! looks deliciously mouthwatering.

  9. siri, i LOVE orzo. I havent' made it in a while....i love to make a pasta salad out of it. Will post that one of these days. Thanks for stopping by! This looks great :)


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