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Savory Sundried Tomato Orzo

A delicious and easy vegan meal that packs an umami punch with sundried tomatoes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, capers, comfort, easy, onion, spinach, tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (use water instead if oil-free)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes
  • 2 cups orzo
  • 4 cups vegetable broth I used Better Than Bouillon Vegetarian No Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a medium sized pot on medium heat.
  • Chop the onion and garlic, then add to the pot. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Chop the sundried tomatoes and then add them to the pot and stir.
  • Add the orzo and stir. Let cook for just a minute.
  • Add the vegetable broth to the pot and stir.
  • Increase the heat to high and bring the pot to a boil, then lower to a simmer.
  • Let simmer until almost all of the liquid is evaporated, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Chop the spinach and basil, then add to the pot. Also add the capers, mix well.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner.
  • Adjust seasonings as needed, and enjoy!