Simple Mediterranean Orzo
Serves 4 as a side dish
This dish travels well – bring it to your next potluck or picnic for an exceptionally flavorful pasta salad.
4 cups water
3/4 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 jar (6.8 oz) Pantala Mediterranean Fusion topping – Vegan
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in the orzo and salt. Boil gently for 10 minutes or until the orzo is just tender. Drain the water and return the orzo to the pan.
Stir in the Pantala Mediterranean topping, Parmesan, basil, olive oil and red pepper flakes. Taste and add pepper and/or more salt if desired. Serve hot or chilled.