Orzo with Feta

This makes a creamy side dish to serve with Sauteed Shrimp, or fish fillets.



2 cups orzo

Bring a large pot of water to boiling. Add orzo and boil until al dente, about 5 minutes.
Drain well, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
1/2 cup pasta cooking water
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
freshly ground pepper

Add feta to the drained orzo along with the water. Stir until the sauce is creamy. Season with pepper.
If you don't mind the calories, you can substitute 1/2 cup whipping cream for the water.
Serves 4 from Lucy Waverman's Home Chef column in the Globe and Mail, July 10, 2004