Thursday, November 15, 2007

Orzo with Chicken, Corn, and Green Beans

This meal might not look like much, but it was soooooo yummy. And amusing. Why? Because it says it serves 4. Make it as made, and you'll end up with a large bucket of the stuff... so... while it may feed four, it serves them more than once. Dave and I had tons of it, and then we each had it for lunch the next day, and then I think we had it again for dinner...

I almost think of it as being akin lemonade... we could make a batch of this, and then set up a stand on the side of the road... Pasta with Chicken and Veg, $1!!! We'd be rich. RICH!

Psst! Head on over to Ruth's Once Upon a Feast for more tasty pasta dishes!! She has a terrific weekly roundup of everything pasta - which is just what you need in this cold cold weather!

Orzo with Chicken, Corn and Green Beans
Everyday Food Magazine, May 2005

Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 pound orzo
8 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 whole roasted chicken, (3 pounds), skin discarded, shredded (about 3 1/2 cups)

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook orzo until al dente, according to package instructions; add green beans during last 6 minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse under cold water until cooled.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add corn and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Toss pasta and green beans with corn mixture and chicken. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Serves 4.


Ruth Daniels said...

It certainly looks festive and cheery - perfect for my rainy gray days here in Halifax. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Deborah said...

I was just looking through my pantry last night and ran across a box of orzo. I was wondering what I would use it in - this sounds great!!

When I first started my blog, I was going to make sure to put how many servings each recipe made, but I realized that everyone's portions are so different!! Even reading in cookbooks - it never really serves how many it says it does. So I'm glad to know that I need to cut this recipe down!!