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I was looking for more recipes in which I could use vegetarian sausages and stumbled upon a recipe for orzo soup ion Pinterest, whcih wa sperfect as I am always looking for new soup recipes and I don’t have many orzo recipes either. I tried it and the first time it alreayd turned out awesome. It became a quikc favorite and I make it regularly now.
This recipe is based on The Flavour of Kitchen their sausage orzo soup recipe
- Red bell pepper – 2
- Carrots – 2
- Onion – 1
- Tomatoes – 4
- Garlic – 4 cloves
- Tomato paste – 1/4 cup
- Vegetarian sausage or Italian sausage – 4
- Orzo Pasta – 1 cup
- Spinach – 400 gram/ 13 cups/ 1 large bag
- Dried Thyme – 1 teaspoon
- Dried Oregano – 1 teaspoon
- Dried Basil – 1 teaspoon
- Low salt Vegetable Bouillon cubes – 2
- Sambal – 3/4 teaspoon
- Olive Oil
- First peel, slice and dice the onion and garlic. Throw them in a large pan with some oil. Bake till translucent.
- In the meantime slice the tomatoes and red bell peppers. Peel and slice the carrots as well. And add these to the pan when the onion is translucent.
- Add some boiling water to the pan, as well as the bouillon cubes, sambal, thyme, oregano, basil and tomato paste. Cook this all for about 10 minutes.
- In the meantime bake the sausages in another pan, when browned on the outside remove them from the pan. let cool down a bit and then slice it in small slices and those through the middle. Add the sausages to the pan as well as the orzo and boil for another 10 minutes.
- Slice the spinach in smaller pieces, rinse and then once the orzo finished boiling add half of the spinach to the pan, stir well and then followed by the rest. Let it slink a bit and then your soup is ready.