I know this post is somewhat chronologically challenged, but I did want to mention one of the simplest dishes I have cooked and enjoyed recently – orzo with parmesan and basil, it’s more a set of directions than a recipe.
You see when we heard that the weather forecast for last Saturday night was a low of 0° we dashed outside to gather our basil before it could get frosted. So come Sunday morning we had a lot of basil to use. The house smelled of the basil we oven dried and we already had stocks of pesto in the freezer, hence a Sunday lunch of basil pasta.
The orzo – pasta which looks like rice grains – was sauteed in butter. I think my 2 tablespoons was rather generous as the pasta was swimming rather than sautee-ing.
Having added the parmesan and basil leaves all that was needed was a quick stir and we were ready to eat.
Simple, but tasty, just right for a lazy Sunday lunch.