The Edgy Veggie: Orzo Soup

This recipe is one that is perfect for those cold winter days when you’re feeling bunged up with a cold. With high levels of chilli and zest, this is a recipe that is guaranteed to get that cold out of your system and get you back on your feet. It’s also great to sweat out all those toxins after a heavy weekend of drinking.


1 ½ cups of Orzo Pasta.

1 vegetable stock diluted in 3 cups of water.

1 tablespoon of butter.

1 tablespoon of tomato paste.

Juice of half a lemon.

Basil (a few leaves).

1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper.

½ teaspoon of Chilli Powder.


Add the butter into a saucepan and allow it to melt.

Then add in the orzo a fry them off for about 2 minutes- stir this constantly so that the pasta doesn’t stick to the pan.

Add in the tomato paste, Cayenne Pepper and Chilli Powder and stir so that everything is combined with each other.

Add in the vegetable stock and water, then add in the lemon juice.

Add in the basil leaves

Allow orzo to boil through.

Serve up with some crusty bread!

Hulya Erzurumlu

(Image: Sumaiya Patel)

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