|Black beans and orzo.|
I prepared black beans and orzo from a very simple recipe. I sauteed one diced onion and 6 cloves of garlic, to which I added 1 can of diced tomatoes (drained), 2 cups of cooked black beans, a dash of cumin, 1 tsp. dried oregano and 1/2 cup of salsa. I covered and simmered this for about ten minutes.
|Preparing the black bean sauce.|
I cooked 1/2 pound of plain orzo (next time I will use whole wheat orzo because it is more healthful.) Orzo is small rice-shaped pasta and can be substituted for rice in many recipes. Orzo cooks much faster than rice. I cooked the orzo for about 7 minutes until al dente, Drain and rinse the orzo.
|Rinse and drain the orzo.|
Serve bean sauce over orzo and add grated cheese on top (I used cheddar but mozzarella would be good too). Add a nice green salad and supper is ready.
|Let's have supper.|