Yes, this is what I’m having for lunch. Yes, I’m posting this to make you hungry. Hee hee. This is actually a leftover portion that was in the freezer so it’s not quite as pretty as it would be when I’ve just made it. Here’s the rough recipe, I’m pretty sure this is my own creation. It has a bit of an Asian flavor to it. I apologize for the vagueness of the proportions, that’s just the sort of cook I am. Exact measurements are not important in this case, just wing it and adjust to your personal taste. I love making soup, it’s really quite forgiving and the layering of flavors is such an interesting process.
Beef Orzo Soup with ginger and green onions (about 4 servings)
- beef stock, maybe 2-3 cups? (I usually just save the leftover juices from when I make roast beef, good for using again in all kinds of ways)
- flank steak, about 6 oz.?, cut into 0.5 x 1 inch pieces on the diagonal
- 1 cup of orzo (this is a rice shaped pasta if you are not familiar with it)
- grated fresh ginger to taste, maybe 2 tbsp?
- soy sauce to taste
- one or two stalks of green onion, sliced thin
I brown the steak in a bit of olive oil with just the white part of the green onion in the bottom of a good sized pot. Then pour in the beef stock, thin with water as necessary. Stir in the soy sauce and grated ginger and bring to a boil. Add the orzo and allow to simmer until orzo is cooked. Stir in about half of the remaining green onion slices and then toss the rest on top of each serving.
Enjoy! I’d love to hear about it if you try this recipe and like it. If you don’t like it then adjust it to your own tastes!
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