This is a surprising combination of orzo (pasta shaped like grains of barley) with steamed broccoli and stir-fried paneer (fresh Indian cheese).
For two people:
- Fresh ingredients and groceries
- 350 g broccoli (2 medium heads)
- 1 pack paneer (about 200 g)
- small amount (1 cm) of grated ginger
- From the store cupboard
- four dried tomatoes
- 1 cup orzo
- a handful of pine kernels
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil for frying
- Cook the orzo just like regular pasta.
- Soak the dried tomatoes in boiled water for about 10 minutes, then chop up into pieces of about 0.5cm.
- Wash the broccoli. Divide into florets and steam them. I cook them in the microwave for 5 minutes on full power (900W); I use a pot with a small insert, similar to a steamer basket, so that the cooking liquid can drain.
- Stir-fry the paneer with the spices, ginger and pine kernels over medium to high heat, until the paneer starts to brown a little.
- Add the soya sauce, then the broccoli and the soaked tomatoes, fry some more over low heat.
- Drain the orzo and add to the pan, drizzle on garlic oil and serve.