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Orzo with Kale
February 02, 2012

I don't like Kale but my boyfriend makes me eat it because it is good for me. So I was happy to find this recipe that combines orzo (which I love) with kale. I followed some of the suggestions given by others. I cooked the orzo the way we always cook orzo, cooked the kale the way we always cook kale, then combined them with the turmeric, lemon juice, nutmeg and parmesan cheese as a last step. We normally cook orzo by cooking minced garlic in oil for a few seconds until fragrant, then we put the dry orzo in and toast the orzo for a few short minutes. We also add some chili flakes, which some other suggested as well. Then we add slightly more chicken broth than orzo and bring to boil then lower the heat and cook covered until the broth is absorbed and the orzo is soft. As for the kale, we cook garlic in oil until fragrant, add a half cup broth, then bring to boil. Once boiling we add the kale and heat until the kale is wilted and the liquid is absorbed. The dish was good when I followed those steps and we both enjoyed the combination. We will make it again.

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