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Vegetable Stock Paste(ContainsCelery)
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
Water for the Orzo
a) Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil 0.5 tsp of salt for the orzo. b) Trim the asparagus and chop into thirds widthways. c) Trim the root and the dark green leafy part from the leek. Halve lengthways then thinly slice. d) Pick the tarragon leaves from their stalks and roughly chop (discard the stalks).e) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). f) Zest and halve the lemon.
a) Once the pan of water is boiling, add the orzo, reduce the heat to medium and cook until just tender, 10-12 mins. b) Add the asparagus for the final 3 mins of cooking.
a) Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced leek and cook, stirring, until soft, 4-5 mins. b) Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min. c) Add the water (see ingredients for amounts), and vegetable stock paste. Stir to combine, lower the heat and simmer until reduced by half, 2 mins.
a) When the orzo and asparagus are done, allow it to drain really well. b) Add the orzo and asparagus to the leek pan, stir it through then add the spinach. Keep stirring until the spinach has wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins.
a) Now stir in the creme fraiche (see ingredients for amount), grated hard Italian style cheese, lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon juice, continuously stir. TIP: The more you stir, the creamier the orzo will become! b) Cook for another 2 mins then remove the pan from the heat. TIP: Stir in a splash more hot water if it seems a bit dry - you are looking for the consistency of risotto. c) Stir the chopped tarragon through the orzo. TIP: Only use a bit if you don't love the flavour.d) Taste and season with salt and pepper and add more lemon juice if you like.
a) Roughly chop the walnuts. b) Divide the orzotto between your bowls and top with the walnuts. Enjoy!