Saturday, May 2, 2009

Leek Orzo with Feta

Orzo has the texture of pasta in the shape of rice. It is my go to starch when I need something quick and with numerous combination of flavors, orzo can complement the main dish or be the feature attraction.

The combination of leeks, cooked with a splash of white wine, feta and orzo creates a light and tangy dish. Served on a warm day this had a distinct onion flavor and was filling without being heavy.

Leek Orzo with Feta
Serves 4 as a side dish

1 cup uncooked orzo
1 leek, chopped and cleaned
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup feta

Cook orzo according to package directions, place in a large bowl. Heat pan of over medium heat. Add olive oil heat for an additional minute. Add cleaned chopped leeks and saute for about 5-10 minutes until leeks soften and brown. Add white wine and cook for an 3-5 minutes until wine is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the orzo and leeks. Top with crumbled feta. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Betty's Cuisine said...

I love orzo, I always cook it in the oven with lamb and fresh tomato sauce. Your idea is something different and I am sure it is very tasty...I like the leek and feta combination.

Peter M said...

Yum, simple kritharaki..Greek comfort food.

KMAYS said...

I recently discovered leeks and I keep meaning to make orzo. This look delicious!

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