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Cheesy Chorizo Orzotto

Cheesy Chorizo Orzotto

with Tomatoes and Spinach

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If you’ve never tried making orzotto (that’s cooking pasta risotto-style), you’re in for a treat. In this recipe, orzo pasta is boiled in just enough water to cover, so that the cooking liquid reduces into a sauce that clings to each grain (that also means no draining!). It’s the perfect pasta base for adventurous add-ins, like paprika-laced chorizo, tangy tomatoes, hearty spinach, and a cheese duo of mozzarella and Parmesan.

Allergens:WheatMilk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time45 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

Yellow Onion

2 clove

Garlic

4 ounce

Grape Tomatoes

¼ ounce

Thyme

1 tablespoon

Tomato Paste

6 ounce

Fresh Pork Chorizo

6 ounce

Orzo Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

1 unit

Vegetable Stock Concentrate

½ cup

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

5 ounce

Spinach

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

¼ unit

Sugar

unit

Salt

unit

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3305 kJ
Calories790 kcal
Fat33 g
Saturated Fat13 g
Carbohydrate85 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein41 g
Cholesterol85 mg
Sodium970 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Large Pot
Baking Sheet
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Preheat and Prep
Preheat and Prep
1

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Halve, peel, and dice onion. Mince or grate garlic. Halve tomatoes lengthwise. Strip thyme leaves from stems; discard stems.

Cook Aromatics
Cook Aromatics
2

Bring 2½ cups water to a boil in a large pot. Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of olive oil in another large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Chorizo
Cook Chorizo
3

Increase heat to medium high and add thyme, 1 TBSP tomato paste (we sent more), ¼ tsp sugar, and chorizo to pot with aromatics. Break up meat into pieces with a spatula or wooden spoon. Cook until chorizo is just starting to brown, 4-5 minutes.

Roast Tomatoes
Roast Tomatoes
4

While chorizo cooks, toss tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Roast in oven until beginning to burst, about 10 minutes.

Cook Orzo
Cook Orzo
5

Meanwhile, add orzo to pot with chorizo and stir to combine. Add boiling water and stock concentrate and bring to a simmer. Let bubble until orzo is al dente, about 12 minutes, stirring frequently. TIP: If liquid evaporates before orzo is done, add water ¼ cup at a time and continue cooking.

Finish and Plate
Finish and Plate
6

Once orzo is al dente, stir mozzarella, tomatoes, and half the Parmesan into pot. Lay spinach on top and cover. Remove from heat and let sit 3 minutes to allow spinach to steam. Stir spinach into orzo mixture. Divide between plates and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.