British food is bland. That’s not to say there isn’t flavourful food over here, but it’s not British. It means that if you get chili somewhere, it’s somehow going to be sweet and bland despite the fact that the name itself means spicy. It means that when you want comfort food, you have to make it yourself.
I was inspired by Creme de la Crumb‘s One Pot Enchilada Orzo. The photo looked amazing, and the ingredients were easy enough to have in the house. Also, to be honest, it’s great hangover food.
My version isn’t exact to the recipe, I don’t have enchilada sauce available here, and I was too lazy to measure things exactly. My adaption turned out more like this:
- 1(ish) cup dry orzo pasta
- 2 cups vegetable broth (I did a boiling water and stock cubes)
- 1 can of tomato paste
- 1 1/2 cup frozen corn
- 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/2 an onion, chopped
Throw that all in a pot, and cook at a medium heat for about 25/30 minutes, until the orzo is cooked through. Serve in bowls, topped with cheese, sour cream, and anything else you have around. Avocado would be great.
Food that tastes like home is important. So is food that feels good, tastes good, and is really good for you. This is a good one for that.
(mediocre photo because my house has bad lighting and I was much more interested in shoveling it into my face)