March 20th 2020
Isolation Inspiration: Orzo and Bacon Recipe
by Ella Nobre-Wachter
We’re now moving into a time where we are self-isolating to protect ourselves - and each other - in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. As more of us stay indoors as much as possible, we got our thinking caps on for ways we could help you in the kitchen, with some households only having access to a few basic food items.
We asked our resident chef and Culinary Director, Ben Purton, to get creative and make some easy recipes using five main ingredients sent to us, by you, on Instagram. Click here to check it out!
The first of these meals is an orzo and bacon dish. Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that often gets overlooked by the supermarket stockpilers, so take a careful look next time you’re out shopping for supplies. Orzo can easily be replaced with risotto rice, and if you’re not a meat-eater, the bacon can be replaced with diced mushrooms. If you really want to veg it up, you can add spinach for an extra 10 minutes cooking time.
150g orzo pasta (or substitute with risotto rice)
150g frozen peas
3 cloves of garlic
1 pack of smoked bacon (or substitute with mushroom)
30g of grated parmesan
Powder veg stock to make 500ml stock
Now we know what you’re thinking… this is more than five ingredients. However, we’re going off the assumption that most people also have things like salt, pepper, vegetable oil and the like in their cupboards already. But without further ado, here’s how to whip it up...
Stay safe and look after yourselves. If you make this meal, or your own variation, tag us on Instagram at @off.to.work!
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