Stracciatella Soup with Orzo for One

Soup time! IMG_0479In my opinion, this is the perfect hangry meal. When you are omgsohungryicoulddie, and need something quick and comforting (and usually involving cheese).

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This took me about 10 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes tops. And it's all made in one pot! Yay for less dishes! I don't think traditional stracciatella has orzo, but I added it to make the soup a little more filling.

[recipe title= "Stracciatella Soup with Orzo for One" servings= "1 Large Bowl" time= "10-15 minutes"]

Inspired by Shutterbean

Ingredients:

  • 1  1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Shaved Parmesan to top, if desired

Directions:

  1. In small saucepan over high heat bring the broth, water, and lemon juice to a boil. Once boiling, add the orzo and cook until al dente, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium.
  2. Slowly add in the beaten egg while stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon. Next, add in the spinach and cook until the spinach wilts, stirring continuously. Add in the grated Parmesan and stir until melted!
  3. Taste the broth and add salt and pepper if you would like. Top with shaved Parmesan, and eat!
  4. [/recipe]

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A big ol' bowl of comfort.