Thursday, June 12, 2008

Easy Mushroom Orzo

This is a quick easy meal for a weeknight supper. It's also extremely portable in tupperware, which is why I made it for today. (I'll be eating it on a plane; as a vegan, I've learned to always bring my own!)

Cook one cup dried orzo to result in two cups cooked orzo according to package directions. Drain, place in a bowl, and set aside.

In a saucepan, heat one teaspoon olive oil. Add two minced garlic cloves and saute for one minute. Then add 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons dry white wine (try an organic sauvignon blanc), 1 tablespoon soy sauce (buy the low-sodium kind), 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, 1/4 tsp. dried oregano, 1/4 tsp. salt, a dash of pepper and one 8-oz package of button mushrooms, halved (some of the larger ones I cut into quarters).

Cook it all for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are nice and tender. Then combine in the bowl with your orzo and voila - dinner's ready!

This recipe yields two servings of 1 1/3 cups and 460 calories each.

soy sauce $3.49
8-oz pkg. mushrooms $2.79
orzo $5.49

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance