After my midnight run to the grocery store (that was preceded by me locking my keys in my car while it was on….**shakes my head**) I decided that I shop way too much for someone who doesn’t have anyone else to feed on a regular basis. So my challenge is to make as many meals as I can from what I currently have in my house. I want to see how long I can go without going to the store again. So my first attempt was tonight. Doesn’t that look tasty? While I was web surfing this weekend, I read about how you can cook orzo like risotto. So, I decided to try my own recipe (keep in mind my ingredients are approximate, since I was winging it…lol):
1 cup of orzo
1/4 cup of red onion
1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 cup of frozen shrimp (chopped)–it was all I had in my house…lol
4 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup water
a dash of chili powder
a dash of chili pepper flakes
1 cup frozen spinach (it was originally fresh spinach that I got from edge of the woods , which is a health food market in New Haven)
1. In a warmed up skillet, I added a splash of olive oil and then threw in the minced garlic and onion. I let them cook for about 2 minutes, stirring them so my garlic didn’t burn.
2. Then I added the shrimp and the orzo and then quickly added the 1/2 cup chicken broth.
3. I stirred the orzo in the broth repetitively. It started to stick to the pan, so I added a 1/2 cup water and kept stirring. After 2 minutes, I added the can of fire roasted tomatoes. In addition, I sprinkled some red pepper flakes and a dash of chili powder
4. You will have to continuously stir the orzo. I turned the pan down to low and then put a top on my pan and stirred every 2 min or so until the orzo was cooked.
What kind of DIY recipes do you have?