Do you also like a soup so full of vegetables that your spoon could so to say stand upright in it? Well this vegetarian orzo soup is like that! Loaded with vitamines it will make you strong for the rest of the day. No virus has any chance against this soup with tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, celery, spinach and so much more.
Additionally to the vegetables comes the orzo: looks like rice, tastes like pasta. I like to work with this Greek pasta a lot. On surprising.recipes you will find a lot of other recipes using orzo. Just check below for an overview.
Vegetarian orzo soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 250 gram orzo Greek pasta, also called risoni
- 2 carrots chopped finely
- 3 stalks celery chopped finely
- 2 cloves garlic chopped finely
- 6 mushrooms cut into slices
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 1 can cubed tomatoes
- 2 tomatoes coarsly chopped
- 100 gram baby spinach
- 1,2 liter vegetable broth
- 10 ml white wine
- grated Parmezan
- Chop all the vegetables finely, except for the tomatoes that can be chopped coarsly. I cut the mushrooms into slices.
- Heat the olive oil in a big pan, and bake the onion for a few minutes until tender.
- Add the white wine, and let it reduce on high temperature.
- then reduce the heat, and add the carrots, celery, mushrooms and garlic. Bake for 5 minutes and stir regularly.
- Then add the spices (thymian, oregano, rosemary, pepper, salt) and the coarsly chopped tomatoes and the orzo.
- Give it the time to warm up, and then add the vegetable broth. Let it simmer for 10-12 minutes and reduce until you have a thick broth.
- Finally add the baby spinach and the grated parmezan. Check whether the seasoning is up to taste and let everything integrate for a few more minutes.
- Serve while hot with a french baguette.
As mentioned above, orzo is a Greek kind of pasta, made out of barley. It is also known under the names risen or kritharaki. Most often it is used in soups, salads or even risotto. I use it in a lot of recipes, for example:
Also for soups surprising.recipes has a lot to offer. check out these recipes:
- Fiskasúpa (Icelandic fish soup)
- ratatouille soup with tortellini
- spicy pumpkin soup with wild rice
- minestrone meal soup
and many others… Just check and search on surprising.recipes.
The idea to make this soup comes from madame cuisine. This is a German blog about food and leisure that I can absolutely recommend! You can find a lot of inspiration on it.
If you speak Dutch, you can check this and many other recipes on gerechtenweb.blog.