I am sharing a side dish with you today that doesn't come with a recipe. It is something I started putting together last summer while in Montana, and just prepared it again this week. I do not know what it is about it that makes it taste so good, but we love it. Very simple, very easy....as Chef Tell used to say.
I boil orzo (whole wheat in this case) a couple of minutes short of total cooking time. Drain and set aside.
Then olive oil in a hot pan, diced onions, carrots and red pepper. Sautè until softened, add back the cooked orzo and mix together well as the orzo has probably tried to stick together. It will come apart nicely. Top with lots of fresh chopped parsley and enjoy. It is even better left over.
I must add...I should have mentioned that orzo is a type of pasta that can be found in any grocer in the pasta aisle. S