This is a fab easy and very tasty recipe, It's the flavours of Spain with the pasta of Italy. If you have never used orzo before please try it. It is pasta shaped like rice which means you can make a dish similar to risotto but quicker. It;s easy to get now most major supermarkets stock it (I bought mine in ASDA) . Feel free to play around with this recipe if you want it vegetarian simply leave the prawns out it is still very tasty. If you like it spicy add a little chili .
Tomato and prawn orzotto
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
500ml hot vegetable stock (from a cube or powder is fine)
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp paprika
150g prawns (cooked, if using frozen defrost first)
salt and pepper
low calorie spray oil
Spray a large frying pan or saucepan with the oil and add the onions and garlic and over a low heat let the onions soften for a few minutes. Add the orzo and fry for another couple of minutes. Add the stock, tomatoes and paprika and bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Taste and see if it's cooked the pasta should be soft but not mushy. If pasta still a bit firm add a little water and let it bubble for another minute or two. Stir in the prawns and then taste might need a little pepper. The orzo should have absorbed most of the liquid but it should still have a little sauce to it.
Syn free and serves 2-4 depends how hungry you are serve with extra salad or vegetables