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Orzo with Corn & Kale

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So, I’m kind of a type-A girl (wait, you didn’t catch that?). Every Sunday I cook my lunches for the week, lay out my clothes for the week, register for the week’s workout classes (and then later sleep through them all) and so forth.

This process can take several hours—allotting for outfit changes from work–>gym–>party–>bar when planning ensembles. Plus, striving for well-balanced vegetarian meals Monday through Friday to compensate for weekend binging and brunching.

Point is: I wanted something for my weekday meals that is healthy and easy but also tasted yummy; I absolutely refuse to eat anything that tastes overtly healthy. Also, we’re in this weird summer-to-fall transition, so I tried to take advantage of summer veggies (corn) and fall ones (kale). I also added a package of shitake mushrooms because I wanted to.

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This recipe takes all of 20 minutes, keeps well, and tastes delicious reheated. Bada bing, bada boom, Bitches.

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Shout out to the original Bitch, Cindy Sue, for writing it on a recipe card and sending it back with me last time I went home.

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Ingredients:
– 3/4 cup dry orzo (I used whole wheat)
– one head of kale, de-stemmed and chopped
– 2 cups of corn (about 3 ears)
– 2/3 cup heavy grean
– 1/2 up grated Parmesan cheese
– 2 tbsp. lemon juice
– 2 tbsp. minced garlic
– salt and peppr to taste

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Instructions:
1. Cook orzo according to package’s directions, drain and set aside.
2. Saute garlic in butter in a saucepan over medium head for about 1 minute.
3. Add greens and corn to the pan, cook for three minutes stirring frequently.
4. Stir in remaining ingredients (cream, Parmesan, salt and pepper, then orzo.)
5. If too thick, add a few tsp.s hot water, if too watery, add more Parmesan. Or, just add more parm because cheese is the best.

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