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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 2, Thursday

Orzo Pizza

Cooking time:  50 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       Not quite a 'spaghetti pie'; not quite a pizza; but easy, quick and fills the cravings for either.

Orzo Pizza

Total time: 50 minutes
            I've used brown rice for a 'crust' but I was looking for something a bit different.  Orzo cooks in 15 minutes, and when done 'risotto' style is a bit sticky.  Perfect! I used salami, but pepperoni, ham or chicken would also be good.

Orzo Pizza Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 50 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives, small saucepan with lid, plate, medium bowl, whisk, quiche or pie plate
Cook orzo
      15 minute break
Spread orzo out to cool
Whisk egg
Oil baking dish

Combine orzo, cheese, egg
Pat into baking dish, bake
Finely chop onion, pepper
Slice olives
Slice salami, ham, whatever, if needed
Open sauce
Remove crust
Layer toppings, bake
    
Pause while it bakes
Remove pizza, cut, serve