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Bek's Smoked Mediterranean Orzo

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“Best collection of random ingredients I've ever thrown in a pan! :) I found some great ingredients at our seasonal farmer's market and decided to have a quick dinner on a hot summer night. One ingredient is smoked olive oil - found this at the market from a local vendor, not sure where it is available commercially, but you can probably just use a good olive oil with a drop of liquid smoke to substitute, or omit the smoke altogether. Up to you, this is a loose recipe with no real measurements taken. One pan, fresh ingredients, delish!”

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  1. 1. Follow package directions and cook orzo until al dente - do not cook all the way, needs to simmer later with the veggies.
  2. 2. Heat smoked olive oil over medium low heat, then add coarsely chopped garlic. Simmer over low heat for 2 - 5 minutes. Heat gently, do not burn! Garlic at too high heat gets bitter very quickly.
  3. 3. Add remaining olive oil, bring heat to medium then add sliced mushrooms. Toss gently, coat with oil, and let cook until excess moisture cooks off.
  4. 4. Add tomatoes, olives, and herb blend. Heat through until simmering.
  5. 6. Add salt and pepper to taste. Be careful, olives are already salty.
  6. 7. Add orzo, heat through and simmer for a couple minutes until orzo is cooked to desired texture.
  7. 8. Serve immediately.

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