You can use either feta cheese or parmesan in this recipe and I used a ¼ cup of parmesan. You could go to ½ a cup if you wanted a stronger cheese flavor. This recipe is definitely a keeper and I plan to make it often. There are lots of vegetable variations you can do including adding artichokes, hearts of palms or broccoli. This dish can be served warm or cold.
ORZO, SPINACH AND FETA CHEESE
1 cup orzo
1 small bag of spinach, chopped
¼ cup feta crumbled or parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tomato, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Cook orzo and during the last two to three of minutes of cooking, add the chopped spinach to the pot. Drain the pasta and spinach well. Place into a serving bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Serves 3 to 4.