September 23, 2023

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One pot orzo with tomato sauce & calamari –

One pot orzo with tomato sauce & calamari -





Just one pot orzo with tomato sauce & calamari



  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 400g chopped tomatoes in tin
  • ½ cup basil leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon carob syrup or agave + ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 250g medium total wheat orzo
  • 1kg calamari rings ( 500gr chopped in 3 cm parts and 500gr in rings)
  • Salt pepper
  • 2 cups warm drinking water


  • 2-3 tablespoons basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Warmth the olive oil in a big cooking pot around medium-superior warmth.
  2. Increase the minced garlic and cook for a minute stirring with a wooden spoon. Incorporate the chopped tomatoes from the tin and stir. Insert fifty percent of the chopped basil, vinegar, carob, honey, onion powder & stir.
  3. Insert calamari pieces and rings, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Lessen heat to medium. Stir in the orzo and cook dinner for a moment, stirring sometimes.
  5. Pour in the sizzling drinking water small by small stirring regularly with a wooden spoon. The orzo will take in it speedily. It will take about 15 minutes for the orzo to cook dinner this way and grow to be al dente. Not also comfortable when you chunk it. Increase the relaxation of the chopped basil leaves.
  6. So, at the time you have stirred in all the h2o and the orzo has cooked to al dente, choose the pot off the heat and allow stand for a few minutes. The far more orzo sits the extra it absorbs the sauce so do not get worried if the sauce doesn’t search as thick. It will get there even if it can be eliminated from the warmth.
  7. Serve orzo with loads of freshly floor pepper, drizzle with olive oil on major with basil leaves.



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