Simple Soup - Veggie
I just threw this together... wanted something healthy and filling but most importantly, quick. The whole thing took me about 25-30 minutes. That's pretty quick. And the best part? It was really good!
What I threw together:
1 small onion, chopped (large dice)
1 stalk celery, diced
handful of baby carrots, halves and sliced (quicker than dicing)
1 broccoli floret (grabbed one off a bigger bunch)
handful of frozen whole green beans, broken into smaller pieces
1 can chicken broth
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup orzo
Ground pepper (to taste)
Drizzle of olive (or your favorite) oil
This started out as a high power stir fry. In a medium pot on medium to high heat, add the oil, onion, celery, carrots, and broccoli; stir(fry) until the onion and carrots soften.
Add the green beans, the orzo, and a little of the broth and stir. Add the pepper and the rest of the broth, and heat to boiling. Once this is boiling, lower the heat to medium and cook about 7 minutes or until the orzo is cooked (I cooked this uncovered).
That's it. Simple and yummy.
(Always good when an idea of a meal actually ends up becoming a good meal.)
I think I'll add some toast next time. Like the kind that goes with onion soup. And use 2 cans of broth so it's more soup-like (more broth-y; though it was good just like this).
There's another picture here.