The Wizard of Orzo
Fun fact: “Orzo” means barley in Italian, and mimics the shape of a single unprocessed grain of barley. Considered a staple in Italy, Greece and Turkey, it’s traditionally used in soups, salads, and pilafs. In Turkey, orzo goes by the name “arpa şehriye,” which translates to “songbird tongue,” which is quite potent imagery for pasta! We have paired our orzo with a vegan “pesto,” chalked full of iron-rich spinach and leeks.
Ingredients: Zucchini, Water, Peas, Orzo (Water, Durum Wheat Semolina), Spinach, Leeks, Basil, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Flaxseed, Garlic, Black Pepper
*All ingredients are organic
Key Health Benefits
Bones/Growth: Basil and spinach are both excellent sources of Vitamin K, which helps in the formation of healthy bones.
Eyes: Zucchini is a good source of Vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin, all nutrients that are great for eye development and important for good eyesight. Flaxseed is also a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and alpha linoleic acids, which aid development of infant vision.
Storage & Preparation
- Keep frozen or store up to 3 days in the refrigerator
- To serve, simply thaw overnight in the fridge or remove the lid and heat in the microwave until desired temperature
Place food contents in a small pot with 3-5 tbsp of water and cover. Cook on low to medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool to desired temperature before serving!