Recipe for Broccoli and Orzo Soup


Good - This is definitely good eating

This is actually a pretty good dish. Use fresh orange peel for the best results.

Broccoli and Orzo Soup

(Adapted from Marie Simmons)

6 cups low salt chicken stock
1 cup orzo
2 tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper julienned
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, minced
2 small slices orange rind
3 cups broccoli stems, peeled and diced
3 cups broccoli florettes, chopped
salte and pepper to taste

1. Bring chicken stock to boil. Add orzo.
2. Put olive oil in a small skillet on high heat, add red pepper and then dried red pepper flakes. Cook until red pepper starts to brown then add garlic, parsley and orange rind. Cook for one minute then remove from heat.
3. When orzo has cooked for 15 minutes, add broccoli stems. After 5 minutes, add florettes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for a minute or two, until florettes are tender and remove from heat.
4. Serve soup in bowls, with a spoonful of the red pepper mixture on top.

Nutritional analysis assuming 4 servings, each serving: 320 calories, 9 gm fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 135 sodium, 15 gm protein, 50 gm carbohydrate

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