I'm not feeling too well so I'm going to keep the banter short tonight but I had to share this quick side dish I whipped up tonight.
Here's the story... We picked up a cooked rotisserie chicken and I wanted a quick side. This is what I came up with mostly because I didn't want to make a separate veggie and starch. Shockingly BOTH the husband and the little guy LOVED it. I got unsolicited compliments and they totally cleaned their plates. I don't dare call it "creamy" although that was my intention but it didn't matter, the flavor from the one wedge of cheese was a great pair with the pasta and peas. So simple too.
- 3oz Orzo Whole Wheat Pasta (84g)
- 1 Laughing Cow Spreadable Cheese Wedges Light
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 cups of frozen peas (200g)
Prepare the pasta according to the package. Remove from heat, quickly drain and return to pot. Add the laughing cow cheese wedge and garlic powder. Stir continuously until the cheese completely dissolves. You may want to squish it now and then.
Once the cheese is melted add the frozen peas and stir until they defrost. The dish is meant to be served at room temp or slightly chilled, like a salad.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||About ⅔ of a cup|
|125||1g||6g||old: 2||new: 3|