Greek Orzo and Broccoli
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Wonderful combination of flavors and textures!! When my 21 year old son was given the opportunity to have me cook his favorite meal, this dish was named as the side! He does prefer regular black olives over kalamata olives and that can easily be substituted with no detriment to the dish. He also does not like nuts so I left them out. As for cooking times, I would suggest cooking the orzo and broccoli for the SAME amount of time rather than "cooking the pasta 7 minutes" ahead---orzo is very tiny, like rice, and if cooked already 7 minutes first, by the time the broccoli is done at another 2-3 minutes, you have very mushy pasta and a less pleasing offering with regard to texture overall. Try this, especially if you like Greek-inspired food!