Orzo Soup

 Description:

Orzo is a small, rice shaped pasta that can be found in almost any grocery store.  This soup lends itself to a lot of variations.

You can add more or less Orzo, according to your tastes.  Make it once and decide.

this recipe makes about 8 servings

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, diced

1 carrot, peeled and diced

1 rib celery, diced

1/2 cup orzo

1 chicken breast, diced (cooked or uncooked)

2 cans chicken broth and 1 can water or 1 1/2 quart homemade chicken stock

salt and pepper to taste

Parsley for garnish

1 TBS. olive oil

Method:

Cook the celery, carrots, and onion in olive oil until soft but not browned.  Add the chicken stock, chicken, and orzo.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.  Add salt, pepper and parsley.

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