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Sopa seca de orzo - Tex Mex Pilaf

Sopa seca de orzo - Tex Mex Pilaf

This is a great way to use orzo which resembles a grain of barley. Feel free to vary the meats used; cooked chicken is also a succulent option.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb orzo
  • 4 cups water or stock
  • 2 cups cooked beef, shredded ou another choice of meat
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 Tbsp Tex Mex blend
  • 1 tsp salt

Garnishes

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Panela cheese, grated or another mild cheese
  • ¼ pack cilantro

Method

  1. 1

    Place tomatoes, garlic, onion, salt and Tex Mex blend in a food processor. Grind to a fine purée.

  2. 2

    Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.

  3. 3

    Add orzo and cook, stirring constantly until golden. Remove from the pan and reserve.

  4. 4

    Cook the tomato purée and spices on high heat, stirring frequently for 5 minutes. If necessary, add a little oil to the pan.

  5. 5

    Add water or sotck and bring to a boil.

  6. 6

    Add orzo and meat. Reduce the heat by 50%. Cook and stir until the orzo has absorbed half the liquid.

  7. 7

    Cover and let cook on low heat until absorption is complete.

  8. 8

    Put the orzo in a large platter and garnish with avocado slices, sour cream, cheese and cilantro.

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