Monday, October 10, 2011

Flank Steak and Cheesy Orzo with Pistachios

This meal was really born out of leftovers. Mmmm: leftovers! I had leftover cheese and leftover flank steak and leftover pistachio. Hence: this. The pistachios aren't really necessary for it, I admit that, but I liked them. They were a nice change. I have to say, you should really cook your steak longer than I did, since mine was practically still alive in the middle. So yeah: feel free to do that.

1 small piece of flank steak
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1/4 cup orzo
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
a few salted, roasted pistachios

you'll also need:
small non-stick frying pan
small pot of salted water
fine-mesh strainer

1. bring the water to a boil and cook the orzo until it's mostly tender, about 9 minutes. Strain it and put it back in the pot.
2. stir in the Parmesan cheese until it's melted and well-distributed. Then add the pistachios. Serve and eat right away.

3. while this is happening -- or before, if you want your meat well-er done -- heat the frying pan over medium until it's hot.
4. add the steak to the pan and season generously with Worcestershire sauce. Cook halfway, the flip. When it's done to your liking, plate it with the orzo. Enjoy your meal!

This recipe was born out of leftovers. 

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