Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Orzo and Meatballs

Everybody loves pasta.
today's recipe is includes "Orzo". it is a rice shaped pasta, and is quite versitle. It can be used in soups and stews, or can be the main dish like todays feature.
Orzo and Meatball salad.

Start by cooking 1/2 a box of orzo pasta
chop 1/2 a cup of celery
1/2 cup of bell peppers, mix the colors, red, green and yellow
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
3 oz of chicken breast

to the cooked pasta add the veggies, chicken, peas, and about 16 cooked meatballs, about 1 1/2 in diameter.

For the dressing,
1/2 cup mayo
3 Tbls of grain mustard
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup marinara sauce
(for a spicy kick substitute barbque sauce for the marainara.

toss together cover and refrigerate. this makes a lot, so why not take it to your next bar-b-que or pot luck.

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