However, with that being said, I want to tell you how crazy proud I am for making dinner last night. No, not just making dinner, making an awesome dinner. With no food. I totally feel like Claire Robinson with my five-ingredient dinner, but it was pretty great.
1/4 cup orzo
1 can diced tomatoes with petite onions (otherwise known as whatever can of tomatoes you have on hand)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
dried basil, as much as your little heart desires
Cook orzo according to package directions. My package said nine minutes in boiling water. Drain excess water from the tomato can, and heat in a separate pan on the stovetop. After a few minutes, add the nutritional yeast to the tomato pan. After a few more minutes, add the balsamic vinegar to the tomato pan. Salt and pepper everything. Then, add the orzo to the tomato pan and cook for a few more minutes, or until the liquid has reduced to a consistency that makes you happy. Top with salt, pepper and basil. Be proud of your ability to create dinner with five ingredients.
Am I about to become the next "Five Ingredient Superstar With Only Pantry Foods?" Um, no. Although surprisingly tasty, you just can't beat fresh produce during peak season.
- Do you eat orzo? I love that shape of noodle.
- Have you ever seen Claire Robinson's show on the Food Network? I like it, but it's usually too meat/dairy-focused for me to do anything with it.
- Since I'm going to the grocery store, what should I put on my list?