Sometimes, I buy food at the grocery store that I have no idea what I am going to use it for. This was the case with Orzo. How could I not like something that seemed to just be a combination of rice and pasta?
After I got home from the grocery store, I searched some of my favorite blogs for a recipe with Orzo (and hopefully other things that I already had in my kitchen.) The one that I decided to use, I found on How Sweet It Is You can find it here. (Yes Jess does occasionally make things that aren’t dessert. 🙂 )
I did leave out the onions, because we didn’t have them on hand, and well, I don’t really like them as it is.
It was not hard to make at all. Essentially: boil pasta, saute garlic, spinach, etc, combine.
I was kind of disappointed that I didn’t love this dish. How could I not like pasta and cheese with a little garlic and spinach? I think maybe the goat cheese was too strong tasting for me. I don’t really love goat cheese. Other than that it wasn’t bad, it was definitely just cheesy pasta with some spinach.
Ease: A-, it did take a bit of preparations, but nothing too difficult.
Taste: B-, I really just think the cheese was too strong of a flavor for me.
Would I eat it again? This particular recipe? No probably not. Orzo? Yes, I heart carbs. Maybe if I even made this recipe again and just used different cheeses? I’m still kind of astounded that I somehow didn’t like cheesy pasta……
I know certain kinds of cheese are stronger tasting than others, but I guess I never thought I would find one that I didn’t like. (I am from Wisconsin after all) What is your favorite kind of cheese? I am currently slightly obsessed with fresh mozzarella. I have had it on a sandwich for lunch every day this week. It is just so good and fresh tasting! Its even better when you can buy it in large quantities at Costco.
Fun Fact: This mozzarella monster is two pounds of delicious cheese. Half of it (one pound) is apparently the perfect amount of cheese for mozzarella sandwiches for a week . Yeah, thats right, I ate one pound of cheese last week. Well, really probably more than a pound, you didn’t think that was the ONLY cheese I ate last week did you? 😉