A colleague made this delicious dish with Acini de Pepe pasta, chick peas, other ingredients, and some dressing - it was so delicious.

I keep asking her for the recipe, and she says I will bring it tomorrow and never does.

Does anyone know what this might be and what the recipe is?

Ok - help me out here…warm dish/cold dish, salad type? dressing - sweet??
any zucchini or carrots??


Thanks for replying.

Come to think of it, it was Orzo pasta, not Acini de Pepe.

It is warm - sweet dressing - I am sure there was olive oil (of course) :slight_smile: Maybe diced black olives???

Maybe carrots - haven’t seen it since January, but man it was so good.

I hate when people won’t share - what is the difference, huh?

1 tbsp.extra virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery
1 clovegarlic, minced
4plum tomatoes, chopped
1 (19 oz.) can garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained
1 cup Orzo
1 ( 6 oz.) bagfresh baby spinach, trimmed, chopped
1 tbsp.chopped fresh basil (may substitute 1/2 tsp. dried basil)
1 tbsp.chopped fresh oregano (may substitute 1/2 tsp. dried oregano)
1/4 tsp.(optional) crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp.salt
1/4 cupfreshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

i have this - but that is all there is to this one - got more - let me know how close i am

  • 1-1/3 cups (8 oz.) Orzo, uncooked

    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 2-1/4 cups water
    • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
    • 1 cup packed fresh spinach, cut into thin strips
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Kalamata olives
    • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled feta cheese (optional)

    Instructions: In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; add orzo.Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 3 minutes.Stir in water, bouillon and seasonings; heat to boiling, stirring to dissolve bouillon.Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes.Stir in tomato and spinach; cover.Cook 5 minutes or until almost all liquid is absorbed, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY to prevent sticking.Stir in olives and feta cheese, if desired.4 servings (about 1 cup each).

Oriental Orzo Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Add rich flavor and color to salads with toasted orzo, done quickly and easily in your microwave. Ingredients:

* 1-1/3 cups (8 oz.) Orzo, uncooked
* 1-1/3 cups (8 oz.) Orzo, uncooked
* 3 quarts water
* 3 chicken bouillon cubes
* 2 cups tiny fresh broccoli florets
* ORIENTAL DRESSING (recipe follows)
* 1 cup shredded carrot
* 1 cup sliced green onion
* 1/2 lb. (about 2 cups) chopped cooked chicken
* 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
* -----------ORIENTAL DRESSING Ingredients
* 3 tablespoons white vinegar
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic
* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions: In 13x9-inch microwave-safe dish, spread uncooked orzo.Microwave at HIGH (100%) 5 to 7 minutes, stirring twice or until evenly browned.Meanwhile, heat water to boiling; stir in bouillon cubes.Add toasted orzo; cook 13 minutes, adding broccoli during last 1 minute.Drain; rinse with cold water to cool quickly.Drain well.Meanwhile, prepare ORIENTAL DRESSING; stir in cooled orzo, broccoli and remaining ingredients.Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.Before serving, drizzle with sesame oil, if desired.6 servings (1 cup each).--------ORIENTAL DRESSINGCombine all ingredients in a large bowl.Stir together.

ok - how far off am I???

3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing (Miracle Whip)

this is a dressing used for pasta/veggie salads also