Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Yum! Orzo, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes, a wonderful combination! Easy to prepare and requires only one pan and one cutting board. You can use your favorite smoky seasoning mix or the one I posted here from Grills Gone Vegan.
- 30 -40 Brussels sprouts (halved)
- 1 diced shallot
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
- 20 cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 2 3⁄4 cups vegetable broth (plus up to one cup extra as needed)
- 1⁄2 lb whole wheat orzo (about 227 grams)
- 2 lemons, juice of
- 3 -5 teaspoons smoky seasoning (your favorite or one below)
Smoky Seasoning Mix
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1⁄2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 tablespoon ground black pepper
- In a large pan, saute the scallions and brussels sprouts in the olive oil on medium heat for about 8 minutes. The brussels sprouts should be mostly cooked before adding the orzo.
- Add the tomatoes and saute for another minute.
- Add the 2 3/4 cup of veggie broth and bring to a boil.
- Add the uncooked orzo, lemon juice and seasoning mix and give everything a good stir.
- Turn the heat down and let this simmer for about 20 minutes, until orzo is tender. Stir every now and then to make sure there is enough liquid to keep the orzo from sticking to the pan. If this happens, add veggie broth. Only add a little at a time because the excess liquid should be absorbed by the time the orzo is cooked.
What a great way to enjoy brussel sprouts! I love these little veggies and am always so pleased when I find great recipes for them. I did make a minor change, I wasnt too sure about adding the tomatoes so early (DH hates cooked tomato skins), so I added half of them as directed, the rest much closer to the end, and one or two pretty much as garnish .... I quite liked the end result of some cooked in and some not! I also had to use rosmarino pasta, essentially a slightly smaller version of orzo, which I am beginning to think is just not available in this country, a great shame. Thank you Sharon, really enjoyed this tasty dish! Oh, used the smokey seasoning as detailed in your recipe, lovely! Made for PRMR tag game.
I really likes this and served with chicken but could easily eat as a main dish. I tried Karen Elizabeth's suggestion and added the tomatoes towards the end because I am not a huge fan of cooked/mushy tomatoes. I also used white orzo and chicken broth. I really liked the smokey seasoning and plan on putting it on my grilled pork chops. I will for sure be making this again! Made for My Three Chefs.