Simply Balanced

Simply Balanced Organic Orecchiette Pasta 16 oz

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4.47 / 5 star rating
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5.00 / 5 star rating
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I used these in a dish from All Recipes “One Pan” October Issue. I started off trying to double everything so I could have leftovers because the original recipe supposedly only made 2 portions. But the starting amounts for the pasta in the recipe didn’t match the match they calculated (1 cup=8 oz, not 4.5 oz), and I started cooking by what seemed right. There also wasn’t any added seasonings which I thought was kind of bland. Most of my cooking is done by taste, smell, and what feels right, it’s not the best for following recipes or making repeatable results, but I tried to keep track of everything this time. So here’s how I ended changing it up: • One diced yellow onion • 1 lb ground Italian sausage (I didn’t want to have to remove the casing) • 16 oz of Orecchiette Pasta • 6 cups chicken broth (next time I might try beef) • 2 cups of chopped Arugula • 1 tbsp(ish) of Italian seasoning I tried to stick to the cooking instructions as best as possible but I tweaked a few things. Mine came out looking nothing like the instructional pictures and the soup itself had a thicker/creamier texture instead of being brothy. Still tasted delicious so 🤷🏻‍♀️ • Sautéed the diced onions for 3-5 minutes in olive oil until they started becoming fragrant. • Added in the ground sausage and separated it as best as possible (still ended up with a few odd sausage strings because that’s how the meat came). Let it cook for 5-7 minutes. • One the sausage started looking cooked through (it never really browned up, not sure why) I added in 3 cups of chicken broth and the Italian seasoning. Brought that to a boil and then added the 16 oz of pasta. ○ I originally tried to only add in 10ish oz but the meat to pasta ratio was way off. • I tried to let as much s absorb like the recipe said but it just wasn’t happening so I ended up adding the other 3 cups of broth after 5ish minutes of the noodles boiling. • It seemed like I was constantly stirring or the next 15 minutes to keep the noodles from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Some of the noodles also refused to separate off each other and I called it done when all the singular noodles were soft but still springy. • I added in the 2 cups of chopped arugula and stirred that around for 2ish minutes until the arugula turned a darker green. • I topped each serving with shredded Parmesan and it’s one of the best things I’ve cooked in a while. I hope you try it and love it! I’m always open to new tips and tricks if there’s any cooking wisdom you have to pass along 😋
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5 / 5
I really liked this pasta brand. More than I'm a lot of grass. They taste good and are not expensive. I recommend them.
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5 / 5
Orecchiette has made its way up from my favorite types of pasta until it reached first place. I love this brand and it’s usually the one I get for orecchiette cause not all brands carry it.
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