Spring Veg Orzo


This spring vegetable orzo is super fresh and full of vitamins and antioxidants from the asparagus and peas. It is perfect for a sunny family lunch!

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 2 people

 

Ingredients


230 g orzo pasta

5 spring onions

1 garlic clove

50 ml white wine

600 ml vegetable stock

250 g asparagus

125 g frozen peas

6 stalks fresh thyme

2 tbsp fresh chives (chopped)

75 g hard cheese (e.g. parmesan, cheddar, gruyere)

1 lemon

salt

pepper

 

Method


1. Finely chop the spring onions and garlic.


2. Heat some olive oil in a large pan and fry the spring onions and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the orzo and fry for another 2 minutes. Deglaze with white wine and vegetable stock. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the orzo is cooked, stir regularly.


3. Meanwhile, peel the lowest third of the asparagus, and cut into three pieces. Heat a small pan and fry the asparagus on high heat for 5 minutes. Add a generous splash of water and let simmer on medium heat for 6-8 minutes.


4. When the orzo is cooked, add the frozen peas and cover for 2 minutes. Add the fresh thyme, chives, grated cheese, lemon zest and a splash of lemon juice. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Last, add the asparagus.


Enjoy!


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