Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Orzo with Pea, Bacon & Avocado 

Orzo with Pancetta, Avocado and Peas. If you haven’t yet tried Orzo, you must! It’s a great alternative to traditional pasta shapes or rice. This budget meal, ready in just over 10 minutes is incredibly versatile. You can serve it hot or cold as a pasta salad.

Serves: 4-6

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins

Difficulty: easy



400g Orzo
200g Bacon lardons (or bacon/pancetta) cut into strips
200g frozen peas
1 avocado, diced
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
3 tbsp grated Parmesan
4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
Fresh mint and basil

Cook the bacon bits in a frying pan with a tsp of oil until golden.

Cook the Orzo in boiling water for 9 minutes, adding the peas to the water for the last 4 minutes.

Drain the Orzo and peas and toss together with the avocado, bacon, Parmesan herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. 

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