Life, Love and my passion for cooking

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Carson City, NV, United States
I grew up in Illinois in a small town. I moved to California in May of 2000.In that time I have experienced life, love and my passion for cooking. We now live in Nevada. I hope to take my passion for cooking to a new level.


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Orzo Pasta

Orzo Pasta
1 box Orzo pasta
3-4 bell peppers chopped small- yellow, red, orange and green.
one bunch fresh parsley chopped.
one bunch fresh basil chopped.
one medium red onion chopped small.
4-6oz of Feta cheese crumbled.
1/2 cup red wine vinegar.
1/2 cup Vegetable oil.

Boil orzo pasta according to directions on the box. I make sure I salt my water and add a little olive oil before boiling the pasta.

While I wait for the water to boil I chop all my veggies and herbs. Then I mix the dressing. I like to mix up the dressing really well. I have a "salad dressing emulsifier" works great! a photo of one is below. If you don't have one a whisk and bowl work just fine to mix the dressing.

After mixing the dressing set it aside. The pasta should be done. Most boxes of orzo take 9-11 minutes to boil. Don't over cook it! When the pasta is done put it in a strainer in the sink and rinse it will cold water until the pasta is no longer hot. Place the pasta in a large bowl and drizzle with a little oil for easy mixing. Then add the bell peppers, onions, parsley, basil and crumbled feta. Stir gently so you don't break up the pasta. When that is done put some in a bowl and add some salt and pepper to taste and drizzle the dressing over the top. Refrigerate the rest for 4-5 days. Keep the remaining dressing on hand for each serving.

Enjoy!- Photos of my recipes will be posted soon.


  1. Yum!!! I will definitely be making this! I made orzo for the first time last week but I definitely overcooked it. :( I'm excited to take another shot at it though with this recipe!

  2. One thing I have learned about boiling pasta is make sure the water is boiling rapidly. I add the pasta slowly because of the salt I add to the water makes it bubble up sometimes. I also never go over 9 minutes for cooking:) good luck! let me know how it goes:)

  3. I'm really excited about this recipe. Can't wait to try it.