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Orzo and beans take on an entirely new dimension with the addition of a mixture of fresh herbs and the anise-like scent and flavor of ouzo.
1 pound (455 g) dried orzo
6 plum tomatoes, halved
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1 teaspoon freshly cracked sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons (8 g) minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon(4 g) minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced fresh lemon thyme
2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons (30 ml) ouzo
1 (14 ½-ounce [412 g]) can white beans, drained
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C, or gas mark 6). In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the orzo ...