Healthy, Herby, Halloumi Orzo

This quick mid week meal is healthy, fresh and delicious! 

Serves: 1 Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

350ml veg stock

1 tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

3 spring onions, finely chopped

30g halloumi, into thick slices

75g dried orzo

Handful fresh basil, chives and parsley

50g frozen peas

1 lemon

Black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Add the stock to a small pan and bring to the boil over a high heat
  2. Add the olive oil to a large frying pan and add the garlic and spring onions. Fry for around 1 minute.
  3. Add the orzo and the stock to the pan, stir well, bring to a simmer and put on a lid. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes and stir occasionally.
  4. Whilst the orzo is cooking, in a smaller frying pan, add a small amount of olive oil over a medium heat then add the halloumi, turning reguarly until crispy on both sides
  5. After 10 minutes, add the peas and stir for around 30 seconds. Most of the water should be absorbed and you should be left with a sauce like texture.
  6. Stir in the chopped herbs and halloumi and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and pepper. Enjoy!

Top Tips

  • I used a reduced salt version of stock, the halloumi provides enough salt for the recipe
  • You can swap out the halloumi for chicken if you fancy a change, or tofu to make this vegan

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