When nights call for some extra warmth, a soup is the perfect cooking choice.

This recipe uses orzo, this kind of rice-shaped pasta, popular in Italy, Greece and Turkey, as well as some ripe fresh tomatoes.

Laziness Factor: 2

[where 0 is biting a banana and 4 is winning a Nobel prize]

Ingredients for 8 servings:

– 300g wholewheat orzo

– 6 ripe tomatoes

– 2 red onions

– 4 garlic cloves

– some paprika

– salt, olive oil

 

1.

Chop the onions and peel the garlic cloves.

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2.

Put them in a large pot with hot olive oil and saute until clear.

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3.

Cut the tomatoes and put them in a blender. Blend until they become a thick sauce

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4.

Add the tomato sauce to the pot. Also add salt and paprika.

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5.

Then add the orzo.

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6.

Also add 2,5 litres of water (generally it’s 1 part of orzo for 8 parts of water).

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7.

Boil for 20 minutes and add some raw olive oil when your turn the heat off.

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8.

Serve with cheese or only some pepper. Bon appetit!

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Here’s a video version of this recipe:

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