Everything But The Kitchen Sink Dinner

I found a new way to cook pasta. Well, it's new to me. Plenty of folks cook lasagna noodles in the casserole, not before. Why not cook orzo hamburger helper style?!

I didn't have hamburger, but ground pork works just as well. Then I scavenged from fridge and pantry. It's got no country of origin or farm to table status, but darn if this isn't a good dish on y et another cool, rainy spring night.


1 pound-ish ground pork

Veg oil

Large onion, chopped

1 can chopped or cherry tomatoes, 14 oz

1 can or jar white beans, rinsed, 14 oz

3/4 cup orzo

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon coriander

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Any leftover cooked veggies – I had roasted peppers and portabellas from the weekend BBQ. Corn and squash would work too.

In large pan brown meat. Remove from pan. Add a 2 teaspoons oil and chopped onion. Soften 5 minutes and add spices. Toss for a minute. Add to beans, tomatoes, pork & 2 cans of water. Bring to boil. Add orzo, stirring. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add leftover veg. Heat 2-3 minutes.

Your choice – fork or spoon. B

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