Wednesday, November 3, 2010

VeganMoFo: Orzo and Veggie Soup



I'm sorry guys, I've been so lazy! I was hoping that when MoFo came around, I'd be making these elaborate menus, cooking them early in the mornings before work and taking lovely shots of them in the natural light of day. It seems that weekends are my only time to get into it. I've been so wiped out every day from work that all I want to do is come home, throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and call it dinner. That's pretty much what I did tonight. Luckily this soup was absolutely delicious. I'll share the recipe with you. It's quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight meal.

Orzo and Veggie Soup

3 TB olive oil
1 tsp. oregano
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 rib celery, sliced
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes or whole (just chop them up first)
1 TB tomato paste
4 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 cup mixed frozen vegetables (I used a mix of carrots, green bean, lima beans, corn and peas)
1/2 cup orzo

Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium high. Saute garlic, onion, celery and oregano until soft. Add diced tomatoes (with juice), tomato paste, water, salt and pepper, sugar and frozen vegetables. Bring to a boil, add orzo then reduce heat to medium. Simmer until pasta is tender about 10 minutes..

6 comments:

mamarati said...

I love orzo so much. You shouldn't feel bad about sharing this. It looks perfect for my busy life!

vegan.in.brighton said...

That looks delicious & hearty, perfect for this time of year.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

yum!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Mmm. I've never cooked with orzo but I absolutely love it!

Canuck in Scotland said...

Yeah! There has been orzo in my pantry for over a year now and I never know what to do with it! Thanks!

Amy said...

Tried this soup last night with some minor changes...I roasted the veggies before adding to the soup. It was a hit!! Thanks for sharing...