This pasta with fresh tomato sauce dish is a one pot wonder known as Manestra, Kritharaki or Orzo. With just a few simple ingredients you can whip up this delicious and popular Greek recipe in less than an hour! 

Ingredients

Simple and delicious Manestra

1/2 x cup olive oil

500 x grams Orzo

5 x ripe tomatoes

1 x large Spanish onion

2 x cloves garlic

Salt & pepper to taste

1.5 x litres water

Feta (optional)

Method

-Blend or grate tomatoes and set aside. 

-Finely chop onion and garlic.

-Heat oil in a deep saucepan and sauté onion and garlic for a minute.

-Add blended tomatoes and allow to cook for about 5 minutes on medium/high heat.

-Add Orzo and pour in water. Add salt and pepper and stir. 

-Allow to cook for around 30 minutes on medium heat and stir frequently so it won’t stick. If liquid reduces quickly, add more water. 

Tip: Sprinkle some Feta on top for some extra flavour!

*Recipe and Image by IN+SIGHTS GREECE © (Copyright) 

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