SLOW COOKED VEG AND ORZO BAKE
Life’s a little hectic around here and as a natural consequence, the energy to create tasty and well-balanced meals has gone out the window. I still cook every day for Archie it’s just I have little left in the tank when it comes to our dinner - we’ve had more takeaways of late than I care to admit. This week I am turning over a new leaf, forcing myself back in the kitchen but easing in with easy crowd pleasers like this: slow cooked veg with orzo.
The dish just needs a little prep and then some time to do its thing, slowly in the oven. As the veg cooks down and turns into a rich gooey heap the orzo comes into its own, soaking up all the juices making this a real treat. The cheese adds more levels and quite frankly why wouldn’t you? Play with the amount and types of veg as you please but don’t leave out the aubergine, it helps bring everything together, making it all rich and gooey.