Orzo and Chorizo: Ole!
June 4, 2016. Last night's dinner from Hello Fresh: Orzo and chorizo with tomatoes, fresh thyme, spinach, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
I approached this recipe with some trepidation, because I've never eaten chorizo, mainly because I'm not much of a fan of sausage of any variety. But this really surprised me. Very tasty! My dinner partner (Da Boyfriend) approved, though he would have liked a spicier chorizo. If it were up to him, every meal would set his tongue on fire.
Let me go on record as saying that prepping fresh thyme is a tedious chore, and I am not convinced it's worth the effort.
I had a slight issue with directions that nearly derailed the whole thing. The directions said to bring a pot of water to a boil, so I assumed that I'd be cooking the orzo in the boiling water. But no, friends and neighbors and assorted voyeurs -- the boiling water was for pouring into the pan of sausage, etc, and only a couple of cups.
Da Boyfriend was the one who caught this, and when I growled, "What? I'm supposed to know that?", he reminded me calmly that many recipes will call for hot water added to a recipe. That may be true, but I've never had those recipes tell me to boil a whole pot full of water just to get two cups!
But it turned out okay in the end. This is the first time I had even a stutter in understanding directions, so I will be keeping close eye on Hello Fresh. Loved, loved, loved the dish, though. Very much warm and gooey comfort food.
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