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Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes

Garlicky Orzo With Cherry Tomatoes
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Vaishali Honawar

Ingredients

  • 1 pound orzo
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 8-10 garlic cloves , sliced thinly
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes , halved
  • A couple of handfuls of fresh basil leaves , cut into strips or just torn by hand
  • About half of an 8-oz package of vegan mozzarella cheese , cubed (add more if you like!)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo al dente according to package instructions and drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a wide saucepan.
  • Add the garlic slices and stir for about a minute until they are just very lightly brown. Do not burn them!
  • Add the black pepper and stir for a few seconds, then add the orzo. Stir it well to coat with the flavored oil.
  • Turn off the heat and add the cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. Salt to taste. Toss and serve immediately!
  • It's as simple as that.