Today is kind of chilly, but also grey and rainy, and it felt like the perfect weather for this cozy Creamy Dijon Orzo Skillet with Vegan Paprika Chick’n! Do you guys like orzo? For those who don’t know, orzo is what I like to call “pasta that looks like rice”. Because it truly looks like large grains of rice, but it is in fact pasta. So cool! And also, so delicious. It has been in my weekly meal rotation a lot lately because I picked some up at Bulk Barn and fell in love with how delicious it is. I put it in soup, as well as made skillet meals like this one and it turned out so tasty every time.
This orzo skillet is creamy, rich and flavourful. Its tangy, garlicky and a tiny bit sweet. Served with the seitan chick’n, its a perfect meal. You can also serve with beans, baked tofu or any sort of mock meat. You know I love my seitan chick’n recipe so much and make it at least weekly. So easy! And so yummy!
You start by searing the chick’n in the skillet first. Its been rubbed and seasoned with paprika, thyme salt and pepper, so it gets a lovely orange colour when fried in the pan for a few minutes.
Then, set it aside and start the orzo. You fry the onions and garlic, and then add everything else and simmer until the orzo is cooked. It only takes about 10 minutes! Then add the chick’n back to the skillet to warm up, and serve. The perfect fast weeknight meal if you ask me!Print