You guys know I love food, and sometimes I’ll see a food pic on my Facebook/Instagram feed or on Pinterest, and I know I have to make it! The problem is sometimes I have no clue what goes in the recipe and other times there is a vague title so I can surf the internet finding something similar or even the recipe itself. This is what happened last week, I saw an Insta story saying they just cooked a sausage orzo dish from Hello Fresh.
For those who don’t know, Hello Fresh is a weekly delivery service of ingredients and a recipe for you to make at home. It’s good for busy people, those who want to try something new, or non cookers, or people who don’t want to waste all the extra leftover ingredients when you shop for a recipe, because they send you the EXACT amount of ingredients you’ll need per recipe.
I do NOT do HelloFresh. I have never tried HelloFresh, unsure if I would because you have to sign up for a minumin of 3 meals (for two) per week and that’s $60 weekly and I just can’t, especially since I like leftovers for work, plus Kevin can be picky. That being said, I do see them and other folks posting delicious dishes that I want to try. The good part is that they have a blog on their site and a recipes page where you can download the recipe. The bad part is it seems like older recipes from prior weeks go into a black hole, had to scour the internet to find a few that were older. Sometimes if you do find one that’s older it only gives you instructions part and not the measurement of ingredients because (I’m guessing) they assume you have them with your weekly delivery.
That’s what happened to me. I found this recipe, Sausage Orzo, I wanted to try, but as you can see in the link, it doesn’t include the quantity of ingredients. So what did I do? I winged it!
So here’s the way I made it happen.
Sausage Orzo Veggie Dish
4 pack Andouille Chicken Sausage 1 cup Orzo 1 Zucchini 1 Garlic Clove 1 cup Grape Tomatoes 1 Red Bell Pepper 1 cup Red Onion 1 large Carrot 1 Lemon 1 tablespoon Parsley Salt & Pepper Olive Oil
1. Set large pot of water with a pinch of salt to boil. Cook Orzo according to package directions. While Orzo is cooking chop up red bell pepper, onion, zucchini, carrot, tomatoes, garlic and parsley. I diced red bell pepper and onion. Halved the tomatoes, half moon cut zucchini, and matchstick cut on carrots.
2. I cut the sausage in diagonal sliced and put in a medium heat pan with olive oil. Cooked til brown, remove from pan and set aside.
3. Add more olive oil to pan and cook garlic, zucchini, carrots, red bell pepper, and onion for about 6-8 min. Season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes for the last 1 min.
(I cooked mine in different pans because Kevin is a picky eater).
4. Add the sausage and cooked/drained orzo to the veggie pan and mix, season with more salt and pepper if needed. Finish with juice from half of 1 lemon and top with parsley.
It was really good and had a fresh taste to it with all the veggies. Kevin and I truly enjoyed it.
Not bad for a copy cat recipe, huh?
Hope you like it as much as we did! This would make a great dish to bring to a picnic or bbq. You can even leave out the sausage and use as a side!
The fact that it has a ton of different veggies makes it a great summer dish!