Are you ready for more Winter comfort food? I don't usually eat an abundance of beef, but I wasn't going to let the leftovers go to waste, especially when it's prime rib! After a day or so of prime rib sandwiches I decided to throw the rest of the meat into a hearty soup. This beefy orzo soup will be made again and again, it was so good!
You can probably get away with a less expensive cut of roast meat. I'll try it next time and let you know.
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, roughly diced
1 shallot, sliced
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
4 cups beef broth or stock (I used fat free, organic)
1 cup water
2 cups roast meat (mine was precooked)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup orzo (before cooking)
In a large pot, begin to heat the oil, throwing in the carrots, celery, shallots, thyme and bay leaf. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the broth, water, meat, salt, bringing to a boil while stirring. Cover, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 30-35 minutes. Turn the heat up again to almost boiling and add the orzo. Cook together for another 10 minutes or until the orzo is done.
|Just add broth, water and orzo to this.|
NOTE: No picture of the completed dish. I guess we were hungry that night! Also, the above picture was our only snow storm back on November 3rd. We are overdue!