Tenderstem broccoli with orzo

Tenderstem broccoli with orzo
The perfect summer side dish to go alongside barbecued food.
Icon_cookingtime_grey Created with Sketch. 10 mins
Icon_apron_grey Created with Sketch. Easy
Icon_cloche_grey Created with Sketch. Serves 2
Tenderstem broccoli with orzo

Ingredients

400g tenderstem broccoli

80g orzo pasta

1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

1 tbsp olive oil

8 – 10 stems tarragon leaves, roughly chopped

1 red chilli, finely chopped

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

How to make

  1. Trim any woody ends from the broccoli stems and cut the leaves from the stalks. Keep these for later!

  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil and add the orzo to the pan. Simmer for the time stated on the packet.

  3. When there is 6 minutes remaining on the orzo add the broccoli stems to the pan. After another 3 minutes, add the leaves and sliced garlic to the pan.

  4. Drain the broccoli and orzo and return them to the pan.

  5. Add the oil, tarragon, chilli, lemon zest and juice, lots of black pepper and a good pinch of salt.

  6. Gently toss to make sure the orzo and broccoli are evenly coated. Pop into a serving dish ready for the table.

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