Orzo w Onion, Mushrooms, Olives & Basil

Orzo w Onion, Mushrooms, Olives & Basil
A super quick dinner (especially if you have some plain left over pasta). Serves 1, so just multiply to make more.
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: main
Serves: 1
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You need
  • 1 cup of cooked Orzo
  • 2 large mushrooms
  • ½ medium onion, chopped or sliced
  • a few olives, sliced
  • fresh basil leaves, torn or roughly chopped
  • a few cloves of garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • vegan grated Parmesan cheese
  • a dash of water
To do
  1. if you don't have cooked Orzo, cook it now
  2. in the meantime, slice your mushrooms and onion, and grate or press the garlic
  3. heat some olive oil in a pan, add the garlic, stir and add the onion & olive slices
  4. cook for a couple of minutes and add the mushrooms
  5. add in just a dash of water, just to help the mushrooms stay moist
  6. drain your pasta, add to the mushrooms
  7. heat through, then add the basil
  8. scoop in bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.


Leftover Veggie Pasta Soup

Leftover Veggie Pasta Soup
Soup can be a piece of art, or it can be a practical way to get rid of left over dishes and veggies that would otherwise give up the ghost soon. I had left over pasta bake and made it into a soup. There was tofu in the pasta bake, but the soup doesn't need it, so it's optional (about half a block, crumbed) 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: soup
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You need
  • your left over pasta bake!
  • (This was in mine::
  • a cup of Orzo (or other pasta)
  • 3 leafs of curly kale or a bit more, finely chopped
  • 2 large Shiitaki muhrooms, sliced or chopped
  • ½ capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • few sprigs of fresh Rosemary or ½ tbsp dried Rosemary)
  • 1 tbsp white Miso
  • 1 tbsp of veggie stock powder
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • any veggies you have left over
To do
  1. boil the water with the stock powder and Miso
  2. add your leftover bake, stir and let it simmer for a while.
  3. serve!