foodie fridays: orzo stir-fry with garlic soy marinated chicken thighs
Embark on a culinary journey with our orzo stir-fry, showcasing the exquisite pairing of garlic soy marinated chicken thighs. A symphony of flavors awaits, promising a delightful fusion that captivates your palate.
Some of you may be questioning me right this second.
Some of you may feel a little perplexed and slightly baffled with a side of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “I don’t think so.”
Wait. Whatever happened to the original Buffy? I’m not talking about Sarah Michelle Gellar style, I’m talking Kristy Swanson, how funky-is-your-chicken-does-Elvis-talk-to-you-Luke-Perry-David Arquette-Hillary Swank-cameo Buffy. I was slightly obsessed with that movie. Probably because I wished I looked that good in neon tights and a sports bra while killing vampires.
Anyways, where was I? Oh, yes. You’re probably wondering, how does one eat stir-fry sans rice?
This is where I fill you in about how rice and I don’t get along. It’s not for a lack of trying. I’ve attempted the 2 to 1 water to rice ratio. Boiled. Strained. Buttered. Fluffed. And still, every time I attempt to make rice, it looks like a giant white poo-poo platter. Major gross-town.
I realize this is where you tell me, “Lauren, fo’ realizees. Just buy a rice maker.” Trust me. I have gone over and over in my mind contemplating buying a rice maker. But for some reason, I just can’t do it. I am so the type of person, if I can’t do it myself, why bother. So until I can perfect making rice from scratch, I will continue to be sans rice, unless Mr. B whips up a batch.
Which brings me to the point of today’s post! If you too don’t want to labor with rice, or if rice constantly gives you the middle finger, why not try orzo instead? I’m telling you the consistency and texture blends beautifully with all the veggies. And with this marinade from one of my favorite food bloggers, Liz, you totally say rice, schma-ice. Or something like that. Just make sure you add garlic to keep the vamps away.
Conclude your culinary adventure with the savory perfection of orzo stir-fry and garlic soy marinated chicken thighs. Elevate your dining experience with this harmonious blend, leaving a lasting impression of delectable satisfaction.