I’ve been rather curious about orzo recently since seeing a few YouTubers use it in their recipes. For those that don’t know, it’s a Italian rice shaped pasta but quicker to cook, so when I saw it for sale in Marks and Spencer’s a couple of weeks ago, I immediately threw it in my basket. So today, when I got my slow cooker out for what I knew would be another day of mayhem, I had a chicken and Leek stew on the go which led me to a light bulb moment on what to do with the juices before thickening… and a syn free Orzo Risotto was born!
If you like a creamy cheesy risotto that tastes naughty with no syns (on EE), using your healthy extra, then this is your baby!
Here’s the Recipe – Serves 4
Olive fry light
2 chicken breasts, diced
3 leeks, finely sliced
2 carrots, peeled & diced
200g sliced mushrooms
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp rosemary
2 chicken stockpots
2tsp red wine vinegar
5 light cheese triangles
160g orzo pasta
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- Spray the slow cooker with frylight and place all ingredients except the cheese and orzo and set to low all day, or on high for 3 hours.
- Once everything is cooked, stir in the orzo and cook on high for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Now stir in the cheese, season to taste and serve.
- Garnish with chives and enjoy!
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Tastefully Vikkie x