Adapted (barely) from Giada’s Kitchen
If you’ve been reading Weekly Greens for a while, you know I don’t like the word casserole. It conjures something found at a church potluck – a bit congealed, fattening as hell and held together in its shape even when released from the serving implement. Not that I have anything against churches or potlucks, but you know what I mean. This delicious one-dish wonder covers all your food groups. Round out the meal with a simple green salad and you are good to go.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 35 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4 – 6
This was different, but tasty. I assumed you meant to combine the cooked orzo with the egg mixture before pouring into the casserole dish. Unless I’m missing something, I don’t think the instructions indicated to do so. I ended up using sundried tomatoes instead of bell peppers because I had forgotten to buy them at the store. I’m not sure the flavor was what you intended, but it still worked. Even my husband thought it was delicious.
Yes, I meant to combine the orzo with the egg mixture! Updating that now. Thanks for the catch. Boy, who is editing this site anyway? Sun-dried tomatoes sound like a lovely substitution. Glad your husband enjoyed, too…
I made the casserole this weekend. My husband and I really really liked it…the kids took some convincing. However, I’m pretty sure I used the wrong size dish. Can you tell me…what size oval casserole dish did you use? And in case I make this again without the right size dish, how high up the sides the mixture should go? Many thanks!
Hi Suzy! I’m glad you and your hubby were fans of this dish. Maybe the kids will come around. My oval dish is about 8″ x 10″ x 2″. It puffed up almost to the top edge of the pan. Good luck and let me know how it turns out if you try it again!
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