For dinner tonight, I was inspired by this dish. I had some farm fresh asparagus and decided to use it. I was going to make chicken breasts to go with it but I figured I would just stick with using bacon for the protein.
It was delicious! Nate loved it so this meal will be made again. And I had leftovers for work lunches! That's always a win because I don't have to buy lunch and when you eat the leftovers, there's no wasting. :)
You will need:
Box of Orzo
salt to taste
I first put the bacon on a foil lined cookie sheet and baked on 350 until it was cooked to my liking.
While the bacon was baking, I boiled water in a pot and cooked the orzo.
I then cut up my asparagus and cooked it up with some olive oil, minced garlic, Italian dressing, black pepper, and salt in my skillet. When the bacon was done, I drained it on a paper towel and then crumbled it up. I then added the bacon to the skillet and let the flavors cook up together. It's delicious just like this. I had to keep myself from eating it. haha :)
Once the orzo was done, I drained it and added it back to the pot. I mixed in some olive oil to keep the orzo from sticking together. I then mixed in Parmesan cheese to let it melt within the orzo. After the asparagus was done cooking I added the asparagus/bacon mixture to the orzo and stirred real good. I added some more black pepper, salt and parsley flakes until well combined.
Next time, I am going to add a chopped cooking onion and some chicken. This would also taste great with a pork loin or steak. (I don't eat seafood so I can't suggest fish).